Fingerprints reveal burglary suspect's true identity to Colorado Springs Police

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Caught for burglary while still in the victim's attic, police say they arrested a man who later turned out to be someone else.

Colorado Springs Police say they responded to a burglary in progress call at an office building in a strip mall at 3734 Astrozon Blvd. when they heard someone moving around in the attic. Neighboring businesses were evacuated and the Tactical Enforcement Unit was called to search the building.

Around 1:45 p.m., police say a K-9 found the suspect and he was subsequently arrested. At that point, officers believed they had a man named James McDow in custody.

But when he was fingerprinted, the results surprised officers with the realization that the suspect's name was actually Tyler Konecne. As a result, the 43-year-old faces charges of attempting to influence a public official and criminal possession of an identification document in addition to the burglary charge.

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