Who burglarizes a home and steals the resident’s used sex toys?
That distinction, Pennsylvania cops say, goes to Michael Holden, 37, who is facing multiple charges in connection with a break-in last Tuesday in Tyrone, a borough 90 miles east of Pittsburgh.
Investigators allege that Holden, seen at left, entered the 35-year-old victim’s home after she had fallen asleep on her couch. Holden, cops charge, stole $700 in cash, various bank cards, and the woman’s sex toys, which were valued at $160, according to a probable cause affidavit.
A neighbor who had seen a man entering the woman’s home described the intruder, leading the victim to conclude that it was Haolden, an acquaintance of hers who lives a block away. When the woman and her boyfriend confronted Holden, he reportedly admitted being inside her residence and spotting money on the floor.
Additionally, a neighbor’s surveillance camera recorded a man wearing glasses and a Pittsburgh Pirates cap entering the victim’s home. A cop who has had prior encounters with Holden noted in the affidavit that Holden was wearing “some sort of Pittsburgh Pirates headgear and glasses” each time.
Holden has been charged with burglary, criminal trespass, and theft. His rap sheet includes convictions for assault, contempt, and criminal trespass, and he is facing disorderly conduct and public drunkenness charges stemming from an arrest last month.
The affidavit does not indicate whether the sex toys or other stolen goods were recovered by police.http://www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/burgalry/pennsy-burglar-bust-219547