He was asleep at the steal.
An Ohio woman reportedly woke up to discover a burglar napping in her guest bedroom after he had broken in overnight, taken a swim in her outdoor pool — and even eaten the family’s leftover chicken.
“He just helped himself to everything in our house,” Stacy Steadman told the Associated Press of the bizarre break-in, which occurred at her family home in Canton on Monday morning.
Steadman — who lives with her husband, son and brother-in-law — said she saw that a light was on in the spare room, where she then found the not-so-smooth criminal snoozing.
The quick-thinking gal — whose husband, Raymond Pearson, had already left for work before the invasion — woke up her brother-in-law, Bryant Pearson, who chased the intruder out of the home.
Unfortunately, that was only the tip of the iceberg. The distraught woman subsequently discovered that the door to the backyard was open and that the man’s sopping wet trousers were laying by the pool, indicating that he’d taken a swim, the AP reported. She added that the hungry criminal had also apparently finished off the leftovers of the previous night’s chicken dinner — and even “lit a candle in the bathroom,” as if their home was an Airbnb.
Before leaving, the creepy nap-nabber even swiped a pair of her son’s underwear.
It remains unclear how the man entered the home, although Steadman’s husband had spied the guy walking in the street shirtless before he left for work at 4 a.m. He reportedly waited until the wackadoo passed by before driving off.
“When I left here, my family was sound asleep. My family was safe,” he said.
Thankfully, the sleepy chicken-snatcher was arrested by police, who suspected that he was intoxicated and brought him to a hospital for an examination. The man has since been slapped with a burglary charge and issued a court summons.
Nonetheless, Steadman remains rattled by the fact that a prowler was able to infiltrate the home they’d been living in for more than a decade.
This isn’t the first time a criminal has treated someone’s house like a Holiday Inn. In 2015, police in Sarasota, Florida, reported arresting a man who had broken into a home and then fallen asleep on the sofa.