Not sure about you guys, but unless this is one of those drunken wrong house situations, if I’m the police I’m asking questions about where a guy who needs to break into a stranger’s place for a snack, a drink, a bath and a nap got $200 worth of apology money. There might be more crimes here than meet the eye.
The man, later identified as 34-year-old Teral Christesson, slept, drank beer, ate shrimp, and bathed inside the Santa Fe property last Sunday morning, police said, per The Santa Fe New Mexican.
When the homeowners returned to the property in the afternoon, the media outlet added, they found Christesson in their house with a duffel bag and an AR-15 scoped rifle.
The homeowners reportedly told police that the suspected burglar was “extremely embarrassed and apologetic” when confronted by them.
Before Christesson vacated the property, the Alberquerque Journal reported that he placed $200 on a living room chair as a “reimbursement for the window he broke.”
He then picked up his gun and bag and left, the media outlet said.
Police caught up with Christesson the next day while he was out at McDonald’s supporting my more crimes than meet the eye theory (A.K.A. attempting to jack a car).
While talking to police, he told them that he “felt bad” about breaking the window.
They still charged him with aggravated burglary, larceny, and criminal damage to a property.