A Ford Explorer that was easy for a Waterloo man to break into but proved much harder to get out of. Cash Burch is accused of trying to steal the S-U-V from a Waterloo home, but he ended up getting locked inside. The home’s owner, Mark Laures, called police after finding Burch couldn’t escape. Burch apparently ran the battery down while trying to start the vehicle.
Laures says the Explorer has an anti-theft device that activates when the battery loses power. Laures has 10 vehicles parked on his property — nine of which don’t run. He says Burch chose the S-U-V after an initial attempt to steal a van failed. It had no battery. Police freed Burch from the Explorer, then locked him behind bars on a third-degree burglary charge.