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Burglar Ate Cake, Played Darts, Turned On Christmas Lights

A man broke into a home in Illinois and surely made himself warm and comfortable.

The ‘surprise guest’ lit some candles and turned on the Christmas tree lights. He had some coffee cake, watched TV in the living room and even played a round of darts in the garage.

Daniel W. Bailey, 32, then knocked on the resident’s bedroom door to awaken them, possibly to thank them for their hospitality and to bid farewell.

When the homeowners found the intruder on the stairs playing with their cat, they shooed him away and immediately called the police.

Bailey said he ran out of gas at about 4 a.m. and walked in the driveway of the house. He went inside when no one answered after knocking on the door.

Police searched his car. There was indeed no gas but there were two cans of beer, a can of soda, two frozen dinners, three frozen pizzas, a box of Hot Pockets and a box of mozzarella sticks that had reportedly been taken from the freezer inside. Police also found two glass marijuana pipes, which the residents denied it was theirs.

Bailey will make himself feel at home, this time in jail, as he faces charges of residential burglary, vandalism, theft and possession of drug paraphernalia.