Ithaca, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Ithaca police responded to a burglary in progress Thursday night.
Around 8 p.m., officers were dispatched to 611 East Seneca St.
According to police, Brian O'Connor, 21, forced his way into the home, damaged some property, removed a fire extinguisher and tried to escape down a fire escape.
O'Connor was charged with criminal mischief, possession of burglar tools, and burglary.
He was arraigned on the charges and released on an appearance ticket.