Thursday, April 07, 2011

The case of the barfing burglar

The Des Moines Register has a pretty complete account of Ben Foster, the Pawlenty staffer in Iowa, whose botched B&E and barf escapade had a homeowner holding him at gunpoint.

The homeowners, Stacy and Kevin Steward, said their 15-year-old daughter, Chloe, went to investigate why the family dog was barking at 3 a.m.

“Kevin stated Chloe woke him up and said a man was trying to get in the house. Kevin stated he grabbed his gun, which was located in a safe, located Foster, and held him at gun point until police arrived,” the report states.

“Stacy stated after Chloe woke her up, she called 911 while Kevin approached Foster. Stacy stated Foster threw up on the back deck.”

Although his car was on the street near the Steward’s house, and he was alone, Foster also maintained he hadn’t been driving the car. Didn’t know how it got there.

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