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Burbank apartment manager uses BB gun to detain alleged mail thief

The manager of a Burbank apartment complex reportedly used a BB gun on Friday to detain a woman who had allegedly been stealing mail from the building.
The manager of a Burbank apartment complex reportedly used a BB gun on Friday to detain a woman who had allegedly been stealing mail from the building.
(Burbank Leader)

A Canyon Country woman accused of mail theft was reportedly detained by a man using a BB gun on Friday after she was allegedly caught stealing from a Burbank apartment complex.

Officers with the Burbank Police Department responded to the 600 block of Whitnall Highway at around 4:55 a.m. after receiving word that a man was holding a woman at gunpoint over an alleged mail theft.

When officers arrived at the complex, both the man and woman were detained.

Police spokesman Sgt. Derek Green said in a statement the man was the complex’s manager who reportedly caught the woman stealing items from residents’ mailboxes.

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The man had used a BB gun to detain the woman, Green said.

The woman was taken into custody and identified as 35-year-old Megan Franks.

She was charged by the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office with one count of first-degree burglary and has since been released from police custody.

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