They Tried Robbing A House Twice In One Day, The Second Time They Found Out It Was A Bad….


Five people were busted trying to break into a home in uptown Friday night, but not in the way you might expect.

In Uptown Charlotte’s Garden District Drive, a homeowner returned to find his house broken into by several men. He was able to quietly escape the property and dial 911.

“I looked out my window at 5 or 6 and there were six or seven cop cars out here and I had no idea what was going on. It could have happened to anybody.” commented next-door neighbor Kathryn Ruland.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police arrived and arrested two suspects, 33-year-old Johnny Penny and 24-year-old Javonte Cathcart, while a few others ran away.

The next thing that happened shocked everyone. According to CMPD officers, two hours later, three of the original suspects came back to break into the same home again. Unbeknownst to them, police were still in the home completing their investigation.

Those three suspects, 20-year-old Malik Long, 18-year-old Khalil Wallace, and 16-year-old Jamaka Culbreath, tried to run but were caught and taken into custody.

“I was in my house and I just saw a bunch of cops; I didn’t know what was going on – all of a sudden I heard screaming and ran inside, it was crazy.” commented another neighbor, Avi Bagley.

Penny, Cathcart, Long, and Wallace are now charged with felony breaking and entering. Cullbreath is charged with possession of stolen goods. Penny and Wallace are additionally charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Folks online are quick to comment on burglars’ stupidity: 

One reader commented on Facebook, “I lived in North Carolina for most of my life. I only lived about 3 hours from Charlotte. These are some of the most stupid criminals I have heard about!! Glad they were caught and charged.”

Another wrote, “Cocky b*****ds. Lock them up and throw away the key. Chances are they will get an education on how to commit other crimes from their fellow inmates while they are in prison.” 

Another added, “Man how stupid can they be? They were lucky the home owner didn’t just shoot them! That should have been happened to them.”

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Sources: OpposingViewsWBTVNew York Daily News