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Burglar caught red-handed robbing Pensacola business
ESCAMBIA COUNTY -- A man is under arrest after police caught him red handed trying to steal from a Pensacola business.
Surveillance cameras caught Anthony Weatherspoon inside Reynolds Auto Body Shop on Cervantes Street.
Weatherspoon wasn't the only one that kept police busy last night.
Last night some would-be thieves definitely had a rough time trying to steal from some auto repair shops.
Like this one here at discount mufflers.
John Denman - Discount Mufflers Owner
"It didn't sound like they were really on top of their game there" 03
John Denman has owned Discount Mufflers for 20-years.
He says while his auto repair shop has been broken into before, this latest criminal, is in a class of his own.
"They hurt themselves real good in the process because we had blood all over the floor and all over the cars and stuff"
Mechanics spent the morning replacing windows the suspect broke while trying to break in.
Denman believes the suspect actually broke in twice because he moved this tool box in front of the broken window the first time...
Only for it to be knocked down again hours later.
And apparently it wasn't money the suspect was after.
Instead, it was gas.
"There were some wrenches on the floor where they had came back into the building, and at that time they got the extension cord and the drill"
Denman believes the suspect tried to drill into the gas lines of cars at the shop.
But unfortunately for the suspect, the drill was broken leaving him empty handed.
"Luckily he wasn't smarter than a fence"
Just up the street Daniel Williams at Reynolds Auto Repair also had a criminal on his hands.
49-year old, Anthony Weatherspoon.
Surveillance cameras caught Weatherspoon breaking in, and trying to steal items stored out back.
Daniel Williams - Reynolds
"Two space heaters that were in the scrap pile going to the scrap yard, and a ten year old radar detector"
But as Weatherspoon tried to make a quick getaway and jump the fence, he got stuck...
Just as police arrived.
"He was caught right here on the fence, and when PPD got him, he approximately had his leg up and he was caught in the act, red handed"
Police say Weatherspoon also had marijuana on him when he was arrested.
Police are still looking for the suspect in the Discount Mufflers break-in.