‘Perfect Burglar’ Breaks Into House, Then Cleans It

vacuumThis one gives new meaning to the term "clean getaway."  An Ohio woman allegedly broke into someone's home and cleaned it up. But that's not the amazing part of the story.

Police say after Susan Warren, was finished with the chores -- which included vacuuming, dusting, taking out the trash, and washing dishes -- she left a bill for $75 on a napkin with her phone number on it.


The woman says she actually owns a cleaning company, but it appears the victims were not clients. Is it just me or is this the most considerate burglar I've ever heard of? She doesn't take anything and leaves your house spotless. Usually when you hear about a burglary, the place is trashed. Not this time.

Eerily, as the woman tidied up, the homeowner's 19-year-old daughter was asleep upstairs. Of course they were upset. But Warren complained that they were overreacting to her services. Apparently the woman, who pleased guilty to attempted-burglary charges, has done this kind of thing before and says it's no big deal. She even has a previous conviction for criminal trespassing.

She will be sentenced next month but I have to ask -- should she really serve a lot of time? Think about it. She comes into your house, leaves it spotless, then leaves a bill with information on how to contact her. I say maybe she needs psychiatric care more than jail time. That said, I certainly wouldn't want her or any other neat-freak burglar creeping into my house, but her so-called criminal behavior could have been much worse.

What kind of sentence do you think the "cleaning lady burglar" should get?



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