LORAIN — Lorain police officers confronted an alleged burglar in the basement of a home Monday after a neighbor witnessed the man climbing through a window.
The man, later identified as George Caudill Jr., 27, of the 1100 block of E Street, was arrested and charged with burglary. Police said Caudill was found trying to escape a basement window vent as officers established a perimeter around the house.
According to a police report, officers were sent to the 300 block of Illinois Ave. at 12:29 p.m. when a witness reported seeing a man climb through the back window of his neighbor’s home.
The neighbor told police he knew the people who lived in the home were at work and school.
A police officer crawled through the window to find Caudill in the basement. Caudill told police he was in the home because he was hungry, according to the report.
Police said Caudill had outstanding warrants through the Lorain Police Department for vandalism and domestic violence, and he had former convictions for domestic violence, receiving stolen property, felony theft and failure to comply with a lawful order.
Police notified the home’s resident, Erika Flowers, who said she did not know Caudill. Police said Caudill had damaged two window vents that he tried to escape through, that were reportedly too small to fit a person.