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Suspected burglar's fingerprints found in unusual place

Fernando Antu, 28, accused of breaking into storage units

SAN ANTONIO – A man accused of breaking into more than a dozen units at a storage facility left behind fingerprints in an unusual place, according to Hollywood Park police.

Fernando Antu, 28, was taken into custody earlier this week.

An arrest affidavit stated that a sergeant with the Hollywood Park Police Department found a man inside a closed storage facility around 1 a.m. Monday.

He also discovered that 15 units had been burglarized, the affidavit stated.

The man was able to run away, but police found evidence he left behind, including a pair of gloves, mask, bolt cutters and flashlight, the affidavit stated.

Investigators said they had trouble, at first, finding fingerprints because they believe the burglary was wearing the gloves at the time.

However, after opening the flashlight and checking its batteries, they said they found fingerprints that belong to Antu, the affidavit stated.

Moments after the suspected burglar ran from the scene, an officer in the area stopped a car and found Antu inside, sweating profusely and bleeding from a cut on his hand, the affidavit stated.

Police said one of the gloves that they recovered had a hole in the same spot where Antu's hand injury was located. They said they also found blood inside his car.

Antu was taken into custody at that time. However, a formal burglary charge was just filed against him on Thursday.


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