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Cops: Burglar ate pastry, played darts, turned on Christmas lights

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TROY TOWNSHIP, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

Will County Sheriff's deputies found Daniel W. Bailey, 32, of Mokena walking in the driveway of a home in the 25700 block of Route 52 in Troy Township about 4 a.m. after residents called police to report an intruder. Bailey said he'd run out of gas and knocked on the door of the home but went inside when no one answered.

The residents said they awoke to Bailey knocking on a bedroom door and walked out to see him sitting on the stairs playing with their cat. After telling Bailey to get out, the residents found the Christmas tree and other lights had been turned on, candles were lit and the TV turned on in the living room.

"A coffee cake that had been inside a cabinet was [found] half-eaten out on the counter," a deputy reported.

It also appeared Bailey had played a round of darts on the board in the garage and taken gas caps off the lawn mower and three vehicles.

Bailey reportedly allowed deputies to search his Chevrolet Malibu, which was indeed out of gas.

But inside police found two cans of beer, a can of soda, two frozen dinners, three frozen pizzas, a box of Hot Pockets and a box of mozzarella sticks that had reportedly been taken from the freezer inside. The residents did not claim the two glass marijuana pipes that police found in Bailey's car.

Bailey, of the 13100 block of Florence Road in Mokena, was arrested on charges of residential burglary, vandalism, theft and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Sheriff's police said Bailey "became irate and combative" while being moved to a holding cell at the jail and was also charged with battery. He is being held on $75,000 bail.

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