Police find man in Balboa Park fountain after museum break-in

SAN DIEGO -- Police found a man in a Balboa Park fountain overnight Saturday after he allegedly broke in to a nearby science museum.

Police were seen handcuffing and interviewing the man, who was fully dressed and dripping wet, on the edge of the fountain around 11:30 p.m. A short distance away, a glass door was shattered and display items were knocked over at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center.

An officer documents shattered glass at a Balboa Park museum.

Police interviewed a park employee as they took the fountain-swimmer into custody. At one point, officers showed the employee the man they had arrested, shining a flashlight on his face as he stood at the top of a set of stairs.

Police told FOX 5 the man is accused of breaking the window and vandalizing the museum before running from police, ending up in the fountain. He was treated for an injured hand before being booked into jail on burglary charges.

Police show a park employee the man found inside the fountain.

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