TEMPLE CITY (CBSLA) – A burglar barricaded inside an In-N-Out Burger restaurant for nearly twelve hours Monday in Temple City was sniffed out by a K9 officer.


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Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies discovered the unarmed man when they responded to an alarm at the restaurant at approximately 2:30 a.m. in the 10600 block of Lower Azusa Road.

The suspect refused to come out, prompting a SWAT callout. Hostage negotiators were also brought to the scene to try and negotiate with him.

No one else was believed to be inside the restaurant.

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The sheriff’s Special Weapons Team used their confined space K9 officer Deek to find the suspect, who was found hiding inside a crawl space in the roof structure of the restaurant.

“We pulled the dog out, and a deputy goes in there and we made contact with [the suspect], then the guy peacefully surrendered,” one deputy said.

The suspect surrendered to authorities just after 2 p.m.

No injuries were reported.

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Local business owners told CBS2’s Dave Lopez the suspect was a homeless man who was known to frequent the area and cause problems.