New Mexico invader ate shrimp, took bath, left $200 for broken window: cops
An armed New Mexico invader enjoyed shrimp, beer and a bath before apologizing and leaving $200 to fix the window he broke, telling the owner he just needed a warm place to sleep, police said.
Santa Fe police responded to a residence on Sunday after a man reported he entered his home to find Teral Christesson, 34, with an AR-style rifle, according to court documents filed in the trial court. instance of Santa Fe County, obtained by the Santa Fe New Mexican.
The caller told police that Christesson was drinking beer and eating shrimp when he arrived.
The invader apologized to the owner, saying he needed a place to sleep and put $200 on a chair before stuffing his gun in a duffel bag and quietly leaving, documents show.
It is believed that Christesson entered the house through a window he had broken. The homeowner estimates the window will cost $200 to replace, The New Mexican reported.
The owner told police that “the man was extremely embarrassed and apologized for the situation,” according to a report by The Albuquerque Journal.
When asked why he was in the house, Christesson said “his family was killed in East Texas and he was running from someone.” He told the man he was driving but his car broke down about 100 miles outside of Santa Fe.
The thoughtful home invader was arrested the next day, however, after he attempted to steal a woman’s car at gunpoint from a Church’s Chicken restaurant in Santa Fe, according to a criminal complaint.
The woman told cops she was waiting for her food in the drive-thru line when Christesson allegedly approached her car door and demanded she get out of the vehicle because he was taking her. Christesson fled after starting to honk her horn.
He was arrested by police when he was seen walking down a road later that day.
According to court documents, Christesson told police he was “caught in a snowstorm” on Sunday and broke into the house for fear of freezing, The New Mexican reported. He said he “felt bad” for breaking the window.
He declined to discuss the carjacking attempt at Church’s Chicken.
He was charged with aggravated burglary, theft and criminal damage to property for the burglary on Sunday and an additional charge of aggravated assault for the attempted carjacking.