Friday, April 18, 2008
Boy breaks into Metuchen home, causes flood and flees in girl's jeans
A 15-year-old boy broke into a Metuchen home and got drunk, then took a shower and left the water running before fleeing, flooding the bathroom, kitchen and basement, police said today.
The juvenile entered the Lake Avenue house about 11 a.m. Monday and fled wearing a pair of blue jeans belonging to a teenage girl who lives at the house, Officer David Liantonio said.
"He may not have known he left the water running," Liantonio said.
Nevertheless, the water was still seeping through the bathroom and kitchen floors when the residents returned home about 3 p.m.
The boy left his own pants at the house, and investigators used them to track him down, police said. Police arrested him Tuesday.
He is charged with criminal mischief, burglary, theft and was released to his parents, pending a hearing in family court.
Dumb kid. You break into a house, take a shower, turn off the water, dress in a girl's clothes, then
you get drunk.
"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." Thomas Jefferson