A bungling criminal was halted in his attempt to break into a college – after getting himself stuck in a set of window blinds.
Thomas Molina had tried to break in to Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque but was stopped on his tracks by the unlikely obstacle.
Albuquerque Police say they had sped to the college after receiving reports of a break-in on Sunday.
Caught in the act: Thomas Molina was snared during his burglary by a crafty set of window blinds
When they arrived they said Molina attempted to make his escape, only to get stuck in the window blinds.
The 38-year-old was said to have told police he was looking for computer hardware.
Molina was arrested and charged with burglary and breaking and entering.
The would-be burglar is being held on a $10,000 bond.
Reports are unclear as to whether Mr Molina has an attorney.