Burglar claims he is glad he got caught

Published: Mar. 13, 2017 at 12:03 PM CDT
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A man accused of stealing copper from a north Omaha home told police he was glad he was caught.

According to police reports, officers responded to an motion alarm call at a home near 27th and Pratt around 1:30 PM Sunday.

Officers saw a shattered glass patio door on the side of the house, with the glass still cracking.

As officers were approaching the door, a man came outside carrying a duffel bag. Officers ordered the man to raise his hands. He dropped the duffel bag containing copper pipes.

Thirty-five-year-old Matthew Roth told police he has a drug problem and needs help. Roth allegedly told police he was glad he got caught.

Roth was also found with a saw blade and pliers used to remove the copper pipes from the basement.

The home owner confirmed the pipes had come from his house.

Roth was charged with burglary and possession of burglary tools.