(As originally published, Thu, November 9th 2023, 5:34 PM EST)
MANSFIELD, Conn. (TND) — A suspected burglar didn’t seem to know when to call it quits and kept police in Connecticut busy.
State police said they got a call from someone in Mansfield about a disturbance, Tuesday evening.
A man was outside, “banging on doors and actively attempting to gain entry to the house.”
The culprit didn’t take long. He got in through the basement before police could arrive.
They arrested 37-year-old Keith Haddad and then figured out he was the same man troopers told to leave the same home, earlier in the day.
According to troopers, Haddad “forced entry through the basement door of the residence in an apparent effort to confront the complainant about the incident which had occurred earlier in the day.”
The homeowner told police Haddad caused significant damage to the doorway and went upstairs from the basement to find the caller in their bedroom.
First, “Haddad was yelling through the closed bedroom door about the troopers’ prior response.”
Then, he “forced his way through the bedroom door, causing a minor injury to the complainant’s arm. The complainant further explained that Haddad allegedly pushed them against a wall and continued yelling before grabbing their cellphone, which was still connected to the 911 call, and throwing it, rendering it inoperable.”
The caller also told police “they were in fear for their safety and that when Haddad threw the cellphone, they were able to run past Haddad to a neighbor’s home.”
Haddad is charged with home invasion, burglary, criminal trespass, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct, and interfering with a 911 call. His bail was set at $30,000.
Police did not explain if Haddad and the homeowner are connected.