9/17/2014

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Charges: Burglar claims he broke into house 'to make love'

TACOMA, Wash. -- A burglar claimed he and his accomplice broke into a Tacoma house Friday afternoon "to make love," according to charges filed in Pierce County Superior Court. Unfortunately for everyone who wants to believe in romance, that turned out to be a lie.

Tacoma Police Department officers were called to a for-sale home around 3:45 p.m. for reports of a burglary in progress.

According to the charging documents, officers searched the house and found 34-year-old John Ford III and 34-year-old Angel Dillon in a crawlspace located under the house and accessed through the garage.

Despite officers telling him to be quiet while they finished searching the house, Ford insisted on explaining himself.

According to the charging documents, he originally claimed he and Dillon were house hunting and entered the home because it was unlocked and there was an open house sign out front. Neither of those things were true.

He then reportedly said the open house sign was outside a neighboring home. That was both apparently beside the point and also untrue.

Finally, Ford claimed he and Dillon broke into the house "to make love" and planned on leaving immediately after, according to the charging documents.

But, Ford and Dillon reportedly had a number of bags with them containing items stolen from the house above, including laptops and sheets.

Ford and Dillon were arrested and charged with residential burglary and likely won't be making love anytime soon.

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