Apparently school detention is worse than a criminal record.
A Diamond Heights man thought his home was being burglarized last week when he encountered three young people inside.
It turned out that the youngsters had been playing hooky at about 9:17 a.m. Friday and had been running from school security, according to police. During their foolish escape, police said, one of the boneheads used a skateboard to smash a large window of the victim’s home on the first block of Amethyst Way.
They “were trying to use the residence as an escape route,” police said.
The resident called police, who arrived in time to nab the kids. Two others who had ditched school with them but apparently chose a more reasonable escape route were also apprehended.
The suspects were cited and released to their parents, police said.