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Cops: Pa. burglary suspect made himself at home

The Associated Press

COALDALE, Pa. — Police say a Pennsylvania burglary suspect made himself right at home, using the bathroom and watching TV while the woman who lived there screamed at him to leave.

Police say 21-year-old Zachary Jock was arrested Sunday after a family returned to find him wearing their clothes, eating their food, and even rearranging their furniture.

Police in the eastern Pennsylvania town of Coaldale say the woman was watching TV and waiting for a neighbor to bring her a newspaper when Scott Smith walked into the home uninvited. The 45-year-old walked past her, used the bathroom, then went into a bedroom for long enough that she had time to call police.

When he emerged, he sat down in her recliner and began watching TV until police arrived to remove him.

Online court records show Smith remains jailed on burglary and defiant trespassing charges in the March 14 incident. Smith’s attorney couldn’t immediately be reached.