ORRINGTON — The owner of an Orrington business says the latest snowstorm to hit Maine thwarted a burglary at his store.

Warren Mitchell, owner of Kings Mountain Radio Control hobby shop, says he got a call from a neighbor who heard the store’s alarm go off at about 4 a.m. Thursday.

When he got there, the alleged thief’s vehicle was stuck in the snow in the store’s driveway. Mitchell blocked off the end of the driveway with his own vehicle until police arrived.

Mitchell tells WABI-TV the suspect got on his knees and begged forgiveness.

Thirty-year-old Scott Buck of Howland was arrested on charges of burglary and theft. Police say they found more than $1,000 worth of store merchandise in the getaway vehicle.

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