San Diego

Burglary Suspect Tasered, Tied Up by Father, Son

A burglary suspect was tasered by a man and his son at an Encinitas nursery early Saturday, a sheriff's deputy said.

They broke into what appears to be an abandoned building in the 500 block of La Costa Avenue, near Anderson's La Costa Nursery, around 5:30 a.m., according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

The burglar was trying to steal from the building when a man and his son approached the suspect, according to the sheriff's watch commander.

The son tasered the suspect and his father tied the man up with a belt, the watch commander said.

The suspect was transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries.

It was unknown what relationship the man and his son have with the property.

Sheriff's deputies were at the scene well into the late afternoon investigating the incident.

The sheriff's department declined to comment further on the incident.

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