- A 33-year-old man in Ohio has been arrested and charged with breaking into homes for the sole purpose of preparing himself home-cooked meals
- A homeowner returned to his house and found the man in the shower after having prepared a meal
- Police said it was the third home he had broken into
A 33-year-old man in Ohio, US, has been arrested and charged with breaking into homes for the express purpose of preparing home-cooked meals for himself and taking showers afterwards.
Police say the man, Jacob Merchant, is homeless and has broken into multiple homes. The add that he didn't steal anything from the homes and always left after eating and taking a shower.
In the latest incident, a homeowner reported him to the police after she found him in her shower upon returning to her home after midnight. She said her kitchen was a mess, indicating that the man had cooked.
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Police have charged Jacob with burglary and he is due to appear in court soon.
The incident has brought the plight of homeless people in Ohio into the limelight.
Check out the video below to see burglars being caught on camera in someone's house.