There can sometimes be good surprises at 2:30 a.m., but on March 31, Curtis Edward Jordan Jr. did not get one of them.
The 52-year-old East Palo Alto man was allegedly trying to burglarize parked cars in the Crescent Park neighborhood of Palo Alto when he opened the door of an SUV only to find a private security officer sitting inside, according to the Palo Alto Police Department.
Curtis Edward Jordan Jr. Photo courtesy Palo Alto Police Department.
Officers arrived at the 1400 block of Hamilton Ave., where the security guard's unmarked car was parked, and then found Jordan a few minutes later and a few blocks away, on Edgewood Drive at Newell Road, police stated.
He was taken into custody without incident.
The security guard told investigators that he'd seen Jordan walking down the street, trying to open the doors of parked vehicles. Then Jordan arrived at the guard's car.
Jordan was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail for the felony of attempted auto burglary and the misdemeanor of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Police are asking that anyone with information about this incident call the dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be emailed to email@example.com or sent via text message or voicemail to 650-383-8984. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through a free mobile app, downloadable at bit.ly/PAPD-AppStore or bit.ly/PAPD-GooglePlay.