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Police: 'Suspicious' Man Enters Home, Tells Couple He Had Wrong Address

Man walks into home while residents are home, says he had the wrong address.

A couple filed a suspicious person report with Wheaton police after a man walked into their home in the 500 block of South West Street around 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4.

A resident reported she and her husband were at home Monday night when they heard the turn of the doorknob at their back door. Her husband jumped from the couch as the door opened and found a man standing in the mudroom, police said.

The man told the resident, "Oh, this is the wrong house, I thought it was another (address)," police said. The man left after the husband told him it wasn't the right address. The address the man gave does not exist, according to the police report.

The man is described as about 6 feet, average build, in his mid-20s with lightly-colored facial hair and wearing a green hooded sweatshirt.

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Gregg Slapak February 08, 2013 at 06:03 PM
I live but a couple blocks away on West. All very quiet here, "Patches".
Gregg Slapak February 08, 2013 at 06:45 PM
Patches, on a very serious note, I've met, talked with many in my "hood" about your report. Accurate information in reporting is always that for which you should strive. Your personal editorial comments, "gives me chills' are not professional and, quite honestly, have NOT been appreciated by many neighbors and laughable by others. One 40+ year resident of the "hood" said to me and others over coffee earlier, "Gregg who is this person? You know we would never see such a comment posted by a reporter from the "Tribune". I agree!
Charlotte Eriksen February 08, 2013 at 07:37 PM
Thank you for your feedback, Gregg! I welcome your neighbors' and others' feedback as well.
Holly February 10, 2013 at 02:30 AM
This kid actually could be telling the truth. my goofy son in his 20's did this in Elmhurst where we live last year and one of his equally spacey friends did it here a couple of weeks ago. Simple mistake of not going to the right house of a casual friend.While it made us laugh and do an OMG!! when we heard these stories, it's just one more reason to lock your doors and close your garages people!!

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