Man breaks into home, raids freezer, puts pile of items in living room - then is found sleeping in closet
A 36-year-old Ann Arbor man decided to make himself at home after breaking into a residence on Thanksgiving Day.
Police said he apparently raided the home’s freezer and deposited his property in the living room before falling asleep in a bedroom closet.
Ann Arbor police Lt. Renee Bush said officers responded at 10:08 p.m. Thursday to the 600 block of Catherine Street after the residents returned home. Sometime during the three hours they had been gone, someone had gone through the home’s freezer and deposited a bunch of unknown property in the living room.
“Residents found that the freezer to the refrigerator was open and there was a pile of property in the living room that was not any of theirs,” Bush said.
The man had also apparently ransacked the home’s bedrooms, opening dresser drawers and scattering items on the floor, according to Bush.
Officers who arrived on scene to investigate discovered a window off of the home’s fire escape had been damaged and appeared to be the point of entry. The officers then went inside and spoke with the residents about the incident.
At some point, while taking the report, the officers heard a strange noise coming from a bedroom closet. Officers opened the door and discovered the 36-year-old man sleeping and snoring in the closet, Bush said.
The man was arrested and taken to the Washtenaw County Jail, where he’s awaiting arraignment on home invasion charges, Bush said.
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