Woman surprises burglar, but tackle box is stolen

April 11, 1996

A Glen Burnie woman surprised a man who was trying to steal a lawn mower from her shed Tuesday morning, county police said. The man got away with a tackle box.

Jo Ann May, 52, of the 500 block of New Jersey Ave. told police she went to her shed about 6 a.m. after she heard a noise. She saw a black pickup truck parked at the end of her driveway, she said, with a man in the driver's seat and a woman standing outside the truck.

Ms. May asked the woman what they were doing, then walked into the shed, where she saw another man trying to take a lawn mower. The man pushed Ms. May away and ran off with a $100 tackle box, police said.

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