Here's another. It happens all the time.
A bold burglar couldn't stop bragging to police that he ransacked a Dana Street home and carted away his loot - including electronics and packs of hot dogs - in the victim's station wagon while she slept.
Police said 19-year-old Kai Kruger - who was arrested last Thursday morning for the break-in heist - is a suspect in a rash of recent housebreaks in the East Cambridge and mid-Cambridge, according to police reports.
Kruger allegedly robbed the 39-year-old Dana Street woman's house Aug. 28, sometime between 3:30 a.m. and 7 a.m., while the victim slept upstairs.
The victim told police she came down to the first floor of her house for a glass of water at 3:30 a.m. and everything appeared normal, but when she went downstairs again at 7 a.m. after showering, she found the kitchen back door open and her valuables stolen, including her car.
The victim told police the burglar had ransacked the first floor and basement of her home, checking all the cabinets and drawers and leaving them ajar before stealing a Mac Air laptop computer, a wallet, a Sony video camera, a checkbook, and four sets of keys to the victim's office, home and two cars, according to police reports.
Police said Kruger allegedly also tried to steal a 46-inch flat panel television mounted to the wall in the basement of the Dana Street home. The television was removed from its mount but left on an ottoman with the cords still attached, according to police reports.
Then, Kruger allegedly swiped the keys to the victim's green 1997 Volvo 850 station wagon from the front entranceway and drove off with the other stolen loot, including two packages of Hebrew National beef franks that police later found on the front seat of the stolen car.
Later that day at about 10:30 a.m., Police Officer Chris Samuel was working a police detail when he noticed the stolen Volvo parked in front of 76 Grozier Road; the front left tire was torn completely off its rim, according to police reports.
Suspecting that Kruger could be involved in the Dana Street break-in, Sgt. Antonio Ayala went to Kruger's house nearby at 69 Grozier Road. When Ayala looked over the fence, he allegedly spotted Kruger sorting through numerous items, including the stolen Whole Food canvas shopping bag, on the back porch.
In the Dana Street break-in, the burglar had dumped the contents of a canvas Whole Foods shopping bag on a sofa chair in the basement and had presumably taken the bag to carry away other stolen goods from the home, according to police reports.
Police officers arrested Kruger and read him his Miranda rights, but Kruger allegedly admitted he broke into the Dana Street home through an open back door and ransacked the apartment as he stole items from the house.
A tow truck driver in charge of bringing back the stolen Volvo said Kruger told him he took the hot dogs from the victim's refrigerator and planned to have a cookout, according to police reports.
Police read Kruger his Miranda rights again at the police station, but Kruger couldn't stop talking about his alleged crimes, according to police reports. On the way to his holding cell at the police station, Kruger spotted the bike found outside the Dana Street home and told police he stole it, but did not remember where he stole it because he was drunk at the time.
Earlier in the day, police seized a 15-speed bicycle from in front of the burglarized Dana Street house, suspecting that it belonged to the person who broke into the house, according to police reports.
Kruger faces charges of unarmed burglary, possession of a Class B drug, larceny over $250, larceny of a motor vehicle, receiving stolen property over $250 and driving with a suspended license.
A Grozier Road resident told police Kruger pulled up to 76 Grozier Road in the stolen green Volvo station wagon at about 5:30 a.m. Aug. 28, fell asleep in the car and then got out of the car and crossed the street to 65 Grozier Road a short time later.
Police also said Kruger's driver's license was suspended in January after he was found guilty for possession of a Class D drug in Littleton, according to reports.
Kruger was also charged with possession of a Class B drug after a detective allegedly found a small amount of cocaine during a search of Kruger's home.