Police: Man breaks into OIG building, steals folder

Robert Burkhart

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man who broke into the Office of the Inspector General building and stole a folder had to be shocked with a stun gun, according to an arrest affidavit.

Police say Robert Burkhart, 58, broke into the building on Sunday around 10:30 p.m. The on-site security officer called 911 after he saw the suspect inside the building. The security guard said the suspect was walking around the cubicles shouting and causing damage to the desks.

When the officer arrived at the office, Burkhart started shouting, “I’m going to kill you,” according to the court document. The officer said when Burkhart charged at him and the security guard, he deployed his stun gun. Burkhart fell to the ground but continued to resist arrest until the officer was able to get him under control.

Court documents go on to say inside the stolen folder were documents belonging to an OIG agent.

Mark Seal, spokesperson with the Office of Inspector General, says they believe the suspect got in through a door that possibly malfunctioned or was left open since the only way to gain access is through a card swipe system.

Burkhart is currently in the Travis County Jail charged with burglary of a building and resisting arrest.



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