Galveston police: ‘Dancing burglar’ arrested after moves recognized

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by KHOU

KHOU.com staff

Posted on April 6, 2012 at 6:58 PM

HOUSTON—The so-called “Dancing Burglar,” a teenager who was caught on camera busting a move during a burglary, was arrested Thursday, Galveston police said.

Security video shows the boy dancing at the scene of a Duck tour truck burglary in Galveston. After the video hit the air, Galveston police got a call from police at Ball High School.

“When we saw his moves, when we saw his swag, we immediately knew we were dealing with a smooth criminal,” said Cpt. Jeff Heyse. 

Ball High School officers said they recognized the suspect’s moves and sent Galveston police to the home of a 16-year-old student.

“We went to his house, he was there, we showed his mother the video, his mother called him out to the living room,” he said. “She looked toward the suspect and said, ‘signature dance move what’s that?’ and he goes, ‘that’s my swag momma,’ that was part of the, I guess, confession.”

Charges were pending against the 16-year-old and two adults. Police said the name of the “dancing burglar” won’t be released because he is a juvenile.

Police said the thieves took a fire extinguisher.

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