By Associated Press - Tuesday, September 15, 2015

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) - A Schenectady man characterized by prosecutors as a “career criminal” is now facing 20 years to life in prison thanks to a high school math teacher’s heroics.

The Times Union of Albany reports ( ) 54-year-old Mark Snare pleaded guilty Monday to first-degree burglary for invading the Niskayuna home of Jason Adams on Jan. 6.

Prosecutors say Adams, a teacher at Schenectady High School, fought off Snare after he arrived home to find him inside his Eastern Parkway residence.

Police say Adams chased Snare down Union Street, using his cell phone to take pictures of the burglar and later call 911.

Prosecutors say Snare has a history of burglary convictions dating as far back as 1980.

District Attorney Robert Carney says Snare’s potential sentence reflects his career as a serial burglar.


Information from: Times Union,

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