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Burglar Breaks Into Couple's Home And Helps Himself To A Shower

Claire Reid


Burglar Breaks Into Couple's Home And Helps Himself To A Shower

A man came face-to-face with an intruder in his home wrapped in a towel after taking a shower.


Steve Baker, from Meadow Vista in California, said his wife woke him up at around 11pm last Thursday (11pm) after she heard the sound of running water.

The homeowner grabbed his gun and decided to go and check out what was going on, but he was left more than a little surprised when he ended up running into the house-breaker on his stairs - wearing nothing but a towel, having just had a shower.

Speaking CNN, Steve said the man had managed to break into their home by using a garden ornament - a ceramic bunny rabbit - to smash through a glass panel in the door, before reaching inside and letting himself in.

Steve's wife was watching TV at the time and heard the sound of water.

Credit: CNN/News4SA
Credit: CNN/News4SA

He explained: "She woke me up and in a panicked way said, 'Get the gun, there's somebody upstairs.'

"I grabbed the gun. I don't keep it loaded, but I can do it pretty darn quickly and that's what I did, and to be quite honest, walked out first, forgot my shorts, so my wife helped me with that."

Well, that could have been awkward because the intruder was also in a state of undress.

"I got to the bottom of the stairs, and as I start to turn around the stairs, he was coming down the stairs wrapped in a towel - about as surreal as it could get," he said.

"I said, 'What on earth are you thinking?'

"Because it's a 24-year-old kid, and he responded saying, 'I had to.'"

While Steve tried to wrap his head around the bizarre situation, his wife called the police.

Steve then held the man at gunpoint to ensure he didn't try and do a runner, while they waited for cops to arrive.

Credit: CNN/News4SA
Credit: CNN/News4SA

Twenty-five-year-old Carrola Tiago-Freitas was arrested at the scene and has since been charged with burglary.

Steve reckons the man was lucky it was his home the young man broke into, as things could have been a lot worse for the suspect.

He added: "Police were looking for evidence. They went to the dining room table and there's the bunny with a piece of glass right next to it.

"He's lucky, because someone else could've shot him."

Featured Image Credit: CNN/News4SA

Topics: US News, crime, Weird

Claire Reid
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