FRUITA, Colo. — Colorado officials say a man who broke into a home left handwritten notes in the kitchen, ate cookies, drank milk and took a nap before waking up children to ask for help.
The Daily Sentinel reports the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office arrested the 33-year-old suspect on suspicion of felony second-degree burglary, criminal mischief involving less than $300, and theft involving less than $50.
Fruita police and a sheriff’s deputy found the man inside the home Monday. A resident told officials his child had told him a stranger was inside. Officials say the alleged intruder’s notes said he had no idea where he was. The suspect told the children and their father that he was harmless and needed help.
The man is set to appear in court April 28.
— The Associated Press