Jesse Sensibar taught creative writing at Northern Arizona University, penned his share of poems and prose and put together a 10-minute play — "Dead Man’s Lunch" — that won the Northern Arizona Playwriting Showcase in 2013.
But what Sensibar photographed in Tucson Friday morning was indeed stranger than fiction.
"I saw this homie hanging around at the Miles School this morning when I was rolling eastbound on Broadway Avenue," he wrote on his Facebook page. "I was going to help him off the fence, but by the time I got back around the block, the cops were rolling up two cars deep."
Sensibar said that the guy's story to police "must not have been good enough" because 15 minutes later, he saw him "cuffed up in the backseat. He smiled for the camera."
The playwright's best quip of all: "One more reason not to jump fences in baggy pants."
Here's video of the guy getting his pants caught. (Content warning: Strong language from the guy shooting the video):
Michelle Valenzuela of the Tucson Unified School District's communication department told Tucson News Now that the incident occurred about 10:30 a.m. at Miles-Exploratory Learning Center, which was closed for spring recess.
At the time, a locksmith working at the school saw a man attempting to enter one of the classrooms, and the man ran when he spotted the locksmith and attempted to get back over the fence, News Now reported, citing a safety report.
But apparently the spikes at the top punctured his pants, and he was caught hanging upside-down. Fortunately for him (and us), his underwear was left unsnagged.
As for the fellow's identity, that's still a mystery.
Tucson police on Monday confirmed to TheBlaze they received a call from the school around 10:30 a.m. Friday, but a police administration official said the circumstance "didn't require a police report." A records official told TheBlaze only a record of the 911 call exists and that a police report may be generated at a later date. The department's Public Records Review Unit told TheBlaze later on Monday that three calls for suspicious activity came from that area late Friday morning but "no case numbers were requested and no arrests were made."
This story has been updated.