MADISON (WKOW) -- Burglar alarms at Mendota Elementary School were sounding Monday morning.
Madison police responded, only to find a cut screen, an open window and the burglar still inside the building. Officers state the burglar, 24-year-old Brandon Peterson, was holding a laptop and an iPad. Unaware officers were outside waiting, Peterson attempted to exit the way he entered, through the window. As officers tried to grab him, he kicked one in the chest and managed to wiggle out of his jacket. Peterson jumped back inside the school and ran out of a door. He lost a brief foot chase with officers. Once in custody, officers found Peterson in possession of two knives.
Peterson was arrested for burglary-armed with a dangerous weapon, possession of burglarious tools, carrying concealed weapons, resisting/obstructing, and property damage.
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