• Police: Thief gets stuck in mud after burglary

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    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Police say a man who robbed a Foxborough home had to call a tow truck after getting stuck in the mud while making his getaway.

    Chief Edward O'Leary says a man broke into the home on Tuesday, and loaded up his pickup truck with two television sets, a camcorder, camera, jewelry, and other items.

    As he made his escape, he backed off the driveway and onto the ground softened by rain.

    He got stuck.

    He used rock salt, wood and even a throw rug under his tires to get traction without success before finally calling for a tow.

    O'Leary tells The Sun Chronicle the suspicious tow truck driver alerted police, who tracked the truck to a Taunton man who had just been released from prison. Police are still looking for him.

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