Would-Be Long Island Burglar Tried Using Pitchfork: Cops

The burglar tried to use a pitchfork to break down the door of a house on Fulton Avenue in Roosevelt

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    TK
    NCPD
    Michael Brown

    Police say a man tried to break into a Long Island home with an unusual burglars' tool -- a pitchfork.
     
    Michael Brown, 39, was being arraigned Sunday in a Nassau County court on attempted burglary and other charges.

      Police say he tried to use the farm tool to break down the door of a house on Fulton Avenue in Roosevelt on Saturday.
     
    A 58-year-old woman who told police she knows Brown was home and called police.
     
    Police say they found him nearby, riding a bicycle that had been reported stolen earlier in the day and in the possession of marijuana.
     
    Information on an attorney for Brown was not immediately available.