Thursday, April 03, 2014

Man arrested after breaking into business before eating half a box of Hot Pockets and passing out

A 19-year-old student from The University of Notre Dame in Indiana was arrested on Sunday morning after police say he smashed his way into a South Bend business. Officers responded to a burglar alarm at Therapeutic Indulgence shortly before 10am. When they arrived, they found Brian McCurren of Maineville, Ohio passed out in the kitchen on the second floor.

Late on Saturday evening or early on Sunday morning, McCurren appears to have attempted to force entry into the day spa through three separate entrances, causing damage to them all. Sara Ros Frazier, owner of Therapeutic Indulgence, said that the suspect finally gained access by throwing a flower pot through a stained glass window and crawling through the hole.

"Then he grabbed a hammer and pounded his way through a wall to get inside," Frazier said. "It's just so senseless." Once inside, the evidence of vandalism includes broken lamps, mirrors, furniture and other day spa equipment. It appears the suspect also began spraying a fire extinguisher throughout the building.

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"He just went straight into the kitchen and he went through half a box of Hot Pockets," she said. "Macaroni and cheese was warming up in an antique style oven and then passed out eating drumsticks on a table where the police found him." South Bend Police say that McCurren was still intoxicated in the morning, blowing a .106 in a standard breath test. McCurren was arrested for burglary, vandalism and underage drinking and was released from the St. Joseph County Jail on Monday.

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