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AZ City burglary suspect: The devil made me do it

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Angel Meza of Eloy is suspected of breaking into and burglarizing a house in Arizona City. (Source: Pinal County Sheriff's Office) Angel Meza of Eloy is suspected of breaking into and burglarizing a house in Arizona City. (Source: Pinal County Sheriff's Office)
ARIZONA CITY, AZ (CBS5) -

A 36-year-old Eloy man said he was "set up by the devil" before breaking into and burglarizing an Arizona City house Monday.

Pinal County sheriff's deputies said Angel Meza was seen running through an Arizona City neighborhood carrying a gun after the homeowner called about 4 p.m. to report a strange man in her house.

Deputies said Meza tried to load his gun while being chased, but ended up dropping the loaded magazine before he was caught and arrested, a Pinal County sheriff's spokesman said.

Deputies said they found items allegedly stolen from the house on Meza when he was searched.

The gun, which deputies said was stolen, and the magazine were recovered, the spokesman said.

Meza, who said it was the devil's work that he broke into the house, was being held in the Pinal County Jail on suspicion of residential burglary, trespassing, theft and misconduct involving a weapon.

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