Man walks in on home invasion suspect
HINGHAM, Mass. (WHDH) -- Police arrested a home invasion suspect after the homeowner walked in and scared him off.
“He just very nonchalantly walked out,” said James Kane, the homeowner. “I went, ‘Holy cow, somebody’s here.’”
Kane walked into his house Thursday around 9:30 a.m. to find a complete stranger inside.
“I chased him out the driveway and yelled at him…took off, called the police,” said Kane.
Kane’s call to police resulted in a search for the suspect, who police say is 36-year-old Peter Clear. Police said the suspect ran through backyards, took off his hat and sweatshirt, and ditched a bag. Police said he climbed rocks over the water in an attempt to escape.
Eventually officers arrested him.
Kane said he, along with officers, tried to figure out what was taken from the home.
“Then we went back to our bedroom and they went through her jewelry case and he took about 60 bucks out of my wallet, but they pulled drawers apart and that kind of stuff,” said Kane.
Kane said he arrived home just in time to stop the crime from going any further.
Police believe the suspect broke into another home and stole prescription drugs.