Off-duty officer thwarts home burglary

December 21, 2011 12:09:46 PM PST
An off-duty police officer helped thwart a burglary at a home in San Francisco's Potrero Hill neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon, police said.

The burglary was reported at 4:23 p.m. by the female officer, who saw a suspect inside her next-door neighbor's home in the 500 block of Kansas Street, according to police.

The officer called 911 then tried to chase the suspect, who ran out the back of the house and hopped over two fences before he was taken into custody, police said.

The suspect, a 38-year-old man whose name had not yet been released this morning, was arrested on suspicion of attempted residential burglary, police said.