Bacon Burglar Caught Frying Up Breakfast in University City Home
|Damon Petty is no petty criminal, according to court records.|
Kenya Ealy told reporters yesterday that the suspect tried to bar her from entering the home in the 6600 block of Crest Avenue in University City. Eventually Ealy and a friend were able to force their way inside and detain the intruder until the police arrived around 9:45 a.m. The suspect had possessions belonging to Ealy in his pockets when searched by police.
Damon Petty, 36, is now charged with first-degree burglary. Investigators believe he's responsible for at least one other break-in in the neighborhood.
Court records indicate he's been convicted of a string of crimes in recent years including domestic assault, unlawful possession of a weapon and tampering with property.
Petty is currently being housed on $25,000 bail in St. Louis County Jail, where the watch commander tells Daily RFT that inmates can always expect a hot breakfast.