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Police: Man caught carrying tire iron, trying to break into vehicles


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Wilmington Police arrested a man who they say was caught carrying a tire iron, trying to break into several vehicles early this morning.

Around 2:30 a.m., officers say they got a call about someone walking around the area of 4th and Orange streets pulling on car door handles. Police say an officer patrolling nearby soon spotted a man walking down 8th Street with a backpack.

That's when they say the man, Justin Loeser, noticed police, and then threw a tire iron under a car. Loeser is charged with possession of burglary tools and attempted breaking and entering.

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He is a good guy that struggles with addiction. He has done so well, and he slipped. Give him a break. Educate yourself about addiction before you JUDGE people.


Just wondering if anyone else notice, when commenting on these individuals. Most white's are referred to as trash and blacks as thugs.


Neck tattoo=POS

Doesn't he know how dangerous that is?

That burglar could've easily been shot by a drug dealer, being in that part of town!

Hey, he's got to get tattoo

Hey, he's got to get tattoo and drug money from somewhere. How dare we actually ask him to get a real job.


Such a Loeser haha

Bad timing ?

Can't think of a worse time to spell loser wrong (as in Loeser) than when you're calling someone else a loser. :-)

And to all who posted below .....

I did miss noticing that his last name is Loeser. Looks like I'm the loser this time!

And in a re-reply to "T": Nice play on words! Wish I had actually noticed it the first time!




It was a play on the

It was a play on the suspect's name.

He spelled it "Loeser" cause

He spelled it "Loeser" cause that's the offender's last name.
Clever play on words and the very first thing that popped in my head when reading the story.
Nicely done.

Perfect timing!

Guess you didnt catch what his last name is, duh.


It was a pun, SayWha. I thought it was pretty good.

Pretty Sure

I'm pretty sure it was intentional, since they capitalized "Loeser".