A man stabbed to death a teenage boy who was trying to burgle his house, sources said today.
The man, who is in his early twenties, was arrested after he attacked the 17-year-old boy, who was said to have been breaking in to the house with two other youths.
Lawrence, Massachusetts Police said today that they were called to the house at Melrose Street, Lawrence, at 2pm yesterday after reports of a disturbance."We have been burgled as well last month so that's two burglaries in three or four weeks," said Maurice LeFebre.
He added: 'They are good people who live in that house. They are very co-operative and nice.
'When somebody broke into our house the lady came round because we were not at home and called the police and the police called my wife and she came home.
'I cannot say it is a nice area because someone set fire to the bushes in my front garden. We have had problems two or three times.
'On one occasion somebody broke the window. It is just the youths or something. All the areas have problems but it is 70-80% a nice area here.'
One 75-year-old woman, who did not want to be named, said: 'We heard that somebody had been stabbed. There were about seven police cars and then another one came tearing up the road.'
An 84-year-old neighbour who lives close to the property said she had trouble before with youths throwing eggs at her house.
I think the man was arrested by the police to save them the embarrassment of once more being shown to be totally ineffective.
I mean, this proves yet again that the police never arrive in time to PREVENT a crime. They only arrive afterwards and stand around in their spiffy uniforms looking stern and promising
More crimes are prevented by private citizens then by the police, so the police, in order not to have to stand around looking totally useless, arrest the guy who was the VICTIM of the original crime.