Skip to main content

Anoka man charged with drinking beer and watching TV – in someone else's house

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

There's nothing wrong with cracking open a cold one and watching TV in the middle of the night – as long as it's in your own house.

But when her barking dog woke her up one night in April, a woman from Blaine found an intruder doing just that in her living room, according to a criminal complaint filed in Anoka County.

The man, identified as Leroy Graham Jr., was holding a flashlight the homeowner recognized as one from her own garage, where she later learned he had spent time drinking beer and watching TV while she slept, the charges say.

Graham later admitted to investigators that he'd entered the unlocked garage without permission.

Why he did it is a curious matter – according to the criminal complaint, Graham told the homeowner that a mobile phone app had led him to her house, where he believed he would find a "cold drink," and his wife – whom he believed was being unfaithful.

He also admitted to being high on meth at the time of the crime.

He's charged with one count of burglary in the first degree, and another count of burglary in the second degree. The former charge carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison and tens of thousands of dollars in fines.

KSTP says he'll answer to those charges in his first court appearance on Oct. 15.

Next Up

26136405486_58b42ceec7_k

Runways shut down at MSP Airport due to heavy snow

Some spots in the Twin Cities could see up to 8 inches of snow on Tuesday.

Sourced_Q4_229260_A (1)

2PinkSquirrels - making memories with milkshakes

First Time Guests Get BOGO milkshakes starting December 1st and running through December 15th

SamBrinton

Government official accused of stealing luggage at MSP Airport

Charges state Sam Brinton stole luggage with its contents valued at over $2,000.

Screen Shot 2022-11-29 at 12.09.28 PM

Developer plans 'modern European' condos for Minnetonka

City planners are set to review a concept plan Thursday.

snow

Expect up to 8 inches in Twin Cities; another snowstorm next week?

The latest from Bring Me The News meteorologist Sven Sundgaard.

northern-long-eared-bat

Northern long-eared bat moved from threatened to endangered list

Populations affected by white-nose syndrome have declined by 97% or more.

JeronimoYanezBCA

Court: Ex-cop who fatally shot Philando Castile had teaching license wrongfully denied

The Court of Appeals sent the application back for reconsideration by the board.

Related