Published: Nov 16, 2010 4:51 PM EST
Updated: Nov 16, 2010 1:51 PM EST

PLANTATION, Fla. (AP) - An alleged burglar picked the wrong house to break into - Fort Lauderdale's chief of police.

Police don't think Chief Frank Adderley and his family were targeted and believe Sunday's burglary was a random act.

Adderley was on his way to church when his 17-year-old son called with the news. His son scared off the man.

Adderley said a few small items were stolen from his Plantation home, but his son was not harmed.

Authorities are still looking for the suspect and say more than one person may be involved.