Burglar leaves when told to

  • Wednesday, July 31, 2013


A would be burglar, who broke into a home in Gadson on West Carolina Avenue in Summerville, left when the homeowner told him to.
The homeowner told Summerville Police she awoke when she heard a loud noise at the back of her residence. She said she ran into the kitchen and saw a man standing there staring at her. She yelled at him to leave and he said “alright.” And left through the back door. She followed him turning on the porch light, and saw him run toward West Carolina Avenue. She described him to police as a white male, 5’10” and 165 pounds. She said he had short black hair, was wearing blue jeans, no shirt and had a Japanese-style tattoo on his back. An inventory showed the man had not made it past the kitchen to steal anything.
While they were still on the scene taking fingerprints and photos, police were advised of a suspicious male matching the description walking into CVS on North Main Street. CVS advised police a white male without a shirt had walked into CVS, mumbled something and left. The subject was located at the Summerville Baptist Church and identified as Spencer Peaks. The victim was driven to the scene and positively identified Peaks as the burglar.
Peaks told police he was coming from Montreux and “just trying to get home,” which he told police was Oakbrook Commons.
Peaks was charged with public intoxication and, according to police, will be charged with Burglary 1st Degree.

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