Alleged baseball bat burglar strikes out in Fresno

A man practicing his baseball swing late Thursday night was booked on suspicion of burglary in northeast Fresno, police said.

Officers checking a burglar alarm at World of Baseball, 5091 N. Fresno Street, discovered a break-in about 10:30 p.m.

A short time later, a few blocks north at Barstow Avenue and Fresno Street, a 41-year-old man was seen by officers swinging a $200 bat that police said was taken from the store.

He was taken into custody and placed in the Fresno County Jail.