PD: Man gets released from jail, commits crime next to police headquarters

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Glen Robert Cook, 25, was arrested Saturday morning after he was allegedly seen trying to break into a vehicle just an hour after being released from jail for retail theft. By Andrew Michalscheck Glen Robert Cook, 25, was arrested Saturday morning after he was allegedly seen trying to break into a vehicle just an hour after being released from jail for retail theft. By Andrew Michalscheck

PHOENIX -- A Valley man is back behind bars after allegedly committing a crime across the street from Phoenix Police Headquarters.

Glen Robert Cook, 25, was arrested Saturday morning after he was allegedly seen trying to break into a vehicle just an hour after being released from jail for retail theft.

Phoenix Police sergeant and Public Information Officer Tommy Thompson was off duty as he drove by Kincaid’s garage on the northeast corner of 7th Avenue and Adams. As he went by the parking lot, Thompson reportedly saw Cook reaching his arm into the driver’s window of a Jeep Cherokee.

Thompson began watching Cook, and realized something was wrong when Cook left the parking lot without once trying to enter the garage.

Thompson followed Cook to a McDonald’s on 7th Avenue and Van Buren Street, and maintained surveillance until an on duty police officer arrived.

After detaining Cook, Thompson asked, “Where is your car dude?”

Cook replied that it was “way up north,” and added that he drives a “Buick or Oldsmobile.”

Cook was also in possession of a windshield wiper arm at the time of his arrest. Thompson drove back to the scene and noticed that the Jeep was missing a wiper arm.

Cook eventually apologized for his actions and said he just wanted to go home.

Cook was booked into jail after the owner of the vehicle said he wanted to press charges.