June 27, 2009

Police: Burglar lived in house for a week

A young Ohio man allegedly broke into a Cincinnati-area house while the owners were on vacation and stayed there for a week.

Nicholas Truesdell not only slept in the master bedroom of the four-bedroom house in Anderson, he watched television and spent time on the computer, the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office said. He effectively used the residence as his own, investigators said.

While he was at it, Truesdell allegedly drove the owners' car, a 2007 Nissan Altima. Investigators said he entered the house by forcing a rear window open.

Truesdell, who lives about 2 miles away, was arrested Friday on charges including second-degree burglary and misuse of a motor vehicle.