Police: Burglar took shower, cut hair

Jan. 20, 2010 at 2:33 PM
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EASTON, Pa., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania authorities said they arrested a man who allegedly broke into a home, took a shower, cut his hair, prepared fried chicken and refused to leave.

Police allege Jose DeGracia broke into Grace Kraus's Easton home Sunday by using a large rock to break a window on the front door. Kraus allegedly returned home later to find the suspect sitting in her living room and watching TV, The Express-Times, Lehigh Valley, Pa., reported Wednesday.

Kraus said she did not know the man and he dismissed her demands for him to leave.

Police said DeGracia had apparently showered and cut his hair in the kitchen of the home before Kraus arrived. He was also preparing fried chicken when she found him, police said.

Officers took DeGracia to the Northampton County jail. He was charged with burglary, criminal trespass, theft and criminal mischief. Bail was set at $15,000.

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