ELVERTA (CBS13) — Deputies say a pair of alleged would-be burglars were thwarted by their getaway car not starting.
The Placer County Sheriff’s Office says, back on March 30, they got a call from an Elverta resident about a man and a woman trespassing. The witness reported confronted the suspects and asked them to leave.READ MORE: Woodland Man, 18, Accused Of Intentionally Hitting Man With Car During Argument
However, after the pair got into their car, they realized it wouldn’t start.READ MORE: Bishop Blesses Solar Panel's On Zero-Carbon Emission Church Building In Davis
Deputies then arrived at the scene and detained the suspects. It was soon discovered that the pair had allegedly tried to steal a skill saw and internet router from the property.MORE NEWS: Sacramento Police Investigate Deadly Skelton Way Shooting
The pair has been identified as 54-year-old Maria Mendoza and 62-year-old Otilio Carrasco. Both have been arrested and booked into jail for burglary and trespassing charges.