Police officers say a Florida man staged a burglary so he could avoid having to go to work. Dwayne A. Yeager, 31, is facing charges of providing false information to law enforcement. According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a home in Brandon on Monday at 7:25am after Yeager called to report that he came home and found his house had been broken into.
"My door's open, my windows to my son's bedroom are wide open," Yeager said in his call to the HCSO non-emergency line. "My TV's in there on the ground." When a dispatcher asked if he saw anything suspicious or he had seen a vehicle driving away, he said, "On the corner, right when I pulled up, a white, kind of little Honda Civic pulling away. White, it had kind of like a black fender."
Deputies said they noticed his front door was open and that the interior of the house appeared to be ransacked. They also saw the front bedroom window and blinds were open. However, they said they did not discover any signs of forced entry. Deputies spoke to neighbours and learned that Yeager was seen leaving the house at 6:30am, then returning home at 7:15am Deputies said Yeager was then seen walking in the front door, lifting the blinds and opening the front bedroom window.
Yeager then came back outside of his home, deputies said. He was seen standing in the front yard until deputies arrived. Deputies said the witness said there was no vehicle at Yeager's house prior to his arrival or when Yeager returned home. When Yeager was confronted with the discrepancies, deputies said he admitted to staging the home burglary to avoid having to go to work. "He stated his wife was adamant that he go to work and he didn't want to," the report read. Deputies said Yeager also told them he didn't think he could go to jail for doing this. Yeager was arrested and taken to the Orient Road Jail without further incident.