Curling iron scares off burglars

When two burglars broke into a basement window of a house this morning in the 2500 block of West Sunnybrook, they may not have bargained for this scary threat: a resident wielding a curling iron.

The two suspects threw a large tree limb through a basement window and gained entry, said Sgt. Steve Yarberry, spokesman for the Wichita Police Department.

When one of the suspects went into a bedroom of the house, he was chased out.

"Both suspects ran out of the house, scared for their safety, through a broken window," Yarberry said. "The victims chased the suspects through the backyard. The suspects were last seen running south and east of the residence."

Police are searching for the suspects, who are in their late teens. During the burglary, the suspects are reported to have taken a black Toshiba laptop.