Burglar tries to kill himself when caught

Burglar tries to kill himself when caught

POSTED: Saturday, June 25, 2011 - 1:00pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 10:40pm

On the morning of Monday June 20, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to a burglary alarm at a business located in the 2000 Block of W. University Ave.

Responding officers observed the suspect inside of the business. When the suspect observed the responding officers, the suspect held a knife to his throat stating that he wanted to harm himself.

Officers managed to talk the suspect into surrendering peacefully.

Wilbert Simon Jr., 20, was charged with one count of Simple Burglary of a Business.

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