Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Bacon Burglar Caught Frying Up Breakfast in University City Home
By Chad Garrison
on Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 3:30 PM
Kenya Ealy told reporters yesterday
that the suspect tried to bar her from entering the home in the 6600 block of Crest Avenue in University City. Eventually Ealy and a friend were able to force their way inside and detain the intruder until the police arrived around 9:45 a.m. The suspect had possessions belonging to Ealy in his pockets when searched by police.
Damon Petty, 36, is now charged with first-degree burglary. Investigators believe he's responsible for at least one other break-in in the neighborhood.
Court records indicate he's been convicted of a string of crimes in recent years including domestic assault, unlawful possession of a weapon and tampering with property.
Petty is currently being housed on $25,000 bail in St. Louis County Jail, where the watch commander tells Daily RFT
that inmates can always expect a hot breakfast.
A suburban St. Louis woman was out running errands Tuesday morning when she returned to her home and caught a burglar frying bacon in her kitchen.