Eric Otis, 38, of the 4600 block of McPherson Avenue in St. Louis, was charged Monday with first-degree burglary after surprising a Shrewsbury resident in his kitchen.
reported that the homeowner heard his doorbell ring several times at about 11:30 a.m. April 15 at his residence in the 7800 block of Grove Avenue in Shrewsbury. The resident did not answer the door.
He then heard a car with a loud muffler pull out of his driveway, but it returned a few moments later. When the homeowner went to investigate, he found a man standing in his kitchen. The man fled.
Bond for Otis was set at $25,000.
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