(KMOV) – Police in University City say they believe they’ve caught the suspect in a string of burglaries after a homeowner tackled the man when she walked in on the suspect cooking in her kitchen.
Kenya Ealy says she left her home to run an errand and when she returned, the burglar was cooking breakfast.
Ealy says initially she couldn’t enter her home because the suspect was trying to hold the front door shut, but Ealy and her friend managed to subdue the man and call police.
The suspect is 36-year-old Damon Petty of St. Louis. He was charged with first degree burglary, and police say he might be linked to a few other home burglaries.
No one was injured during the struggle, and police say it’s unclear whether Petty was on drugs when he was arrested.
He is being held in St. Louis County on $25,000 bond.