Three minutes. About the length of the average pop song is how long it took Joshua Mills to go from breaking into the back of a house to sitting in the back of a squad car, according to a news release from the Slidell Police Department.
About 9:45 Thursday morning, a resident in the 300 block of Michigan Avenue heard glass breaking at her back door and someone coming into her house, Sgt. Daniel Seuzeneau said.
The resident, who was hiding in a back bedroom, immediately called 911 at the same time as a neighbor, who witnessed the break-in occuring, Seuzeneau said.
Within a minute, officers had arrived on the scene. Mills, hearing the police approach, fled out the front door of the house and after a brief foot chase, was caught.
Mills, 17, was booked into the Slidell City Jail on counts of simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling and resisting an officer.
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