Burglar Breaks Into Couples Home, Demands For WI-Fi Password To Access Internet

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A couple said to be in their sixties living in Palo Alto got a surprise visit when they woke up in the middle of the night to find a masked man in their bedroom asking for password to the couple's Wi-Fi.

The surprised couple didn't give the intruder the password he was looking for but instead, the man leaped out of bed and dashed at the intruder, sending him dangling down the hallway and out of the house front door. The man immediately called the police who arrested the male intruder some few minutes later. No one suffered any injury in the confrontation that ensued. The incident happened on the 22nd of July, 2018, around 12:31 a.m. 

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According to a press release by the Palo Alto Police, the suspect who is a 17-year-old boy was arrested for burglary and as well as misdemeanor charges. The police, however, refused to release any information about the suspect because he is still a minor.

"Police arrested the suspect, a 17-year-old male from Palo Alto, for residential burglary (a felony), prowling (a misdemeanor), and providing false information to an officer (a misdemeanor)," the statement read. "Officers transported him to Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall. In accordance with our standard release of information procedures, no additional information on the suspect is available since he is under the age of 18. We do not release booking photographs of juveniles in such situations."

The police said that the suspect was able to get into the house by cutting a screen covering an open window in the side yard.

Well, it later turned out that the teen was on a stealing spree that night and the couples weren't the only ones that he visited. A police report said the 17-year-old man, just before midnight the previous night, the man was seen browsing around at a home in the 3800 block of Middlefield Road. when neighbours confronted him, he simply said that he needed to use their Wi-Fi network because he had run out of data.

The neighbours ordered him to leave and they watch as he rode on a bike only to discover the next day that the bike was actually stolen from one of the residents who chased the intruder away.

"Officers checked the area for the stolen bicycle and found it near the location where police had detained the suspect. Officers returned the bicycle to the victim and are recommending that the District Attorney's Office add a charge of misdemeanor petty theft against the suspect," a statement from the police read.

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