February 9, 2009

Man: Intruder cooked and ate steak

A Peoria, Ill., man told police that a home intruder had apparently cooked and eaten a steak at his home while he was away.

The homeowner told police he returned home at about 9:45 p.m. Saturday after being gone since 11 a.m. and found a window broken, the Peoria Journal Star reported Monday.

Police reports said the man was unable to find anything missing from his home until he looked in the kitchen and discovered a $6 steak that he had been defrosting was missing. The man said the intruder had left dirty dishes in the sink, a dirty skillet on the stove and used paper towels on the counter.