Church intruders bungle burglary

Monday, April 8, 2013

DETROIT—Intruders broke into the New Greater Faith Missionary Baptist Church, and things seemed to be going according to plan until one of them answered a ringing phone. Unfortunately for them, the call was from the alarm company, according to an article from, a Michigan digital news outlet.

The alarm company called to ask why the alarm was triggered at 2:30 a.m. When the intruder provided an unsatisfactory answer and did not know the alarm code, the alarm company told him that the police were en route.

The burglars fled, taking only a mini-refrigerator, but they caused about $500 in damage, the article said. Most of the damage was done in the pastor’s office, which the intruders ransacked, according to the report.