ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- One person is behind bars Friday after an attempted burglary was foiled by an attentive neighbor.
44-year-old Johnthan Smith was arrested Thursday around 7:30 p.m.
Smith was spotted by a neighbor on the 1300 block of 3½ Street southeast.
The neighbor didn't recognize Smith or the vehicle.
Smith was attempting to get into the residence when the neighbor yelled asking him what he was doing. Smith responded that he was "minding his own business" and then took off in a nearby vehicle.
The neighbor was able to get the licence plate number.
The vehicle was tracked to a residence on 8½ Street southeast where they found Smith, who fit the physical description provided, and was also wearing clothes matching the description.
Keys to the suspect vehicle were on Smith and eventually the witness confirmed his identity.
Smith initially gave police a false name. He's being charged with second-degree attempted burglary, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal damage to property.
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