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A 29-year-old Chelsea resident got the surprise of his life around 4:15 this morning when he found a stranger sitting in his kitchen pouring himself a glass of rum. Keeping calm and chatting with the stranger, the resident called 911 to inform police of the situation. The man, who was not aggressive, identified himself to the homeowner and simply mentioned that his car had broken down and he was looking for a place to go. Once on the scene, the police arrested the subject without incident.

During the investigation, it was learned that the suspect, a 29-year-old Ottawa man of no known address, had stolen a vehicle during the night and then driven to the Chelsea area, where he lost control of the vehicle and crashed on Highway 105 near the intersection of Scott Road.

The subject then walked to a first residence and stole items from two vehicles parked in front of the residence. The subject then continued walking to the plaintiff’s house, entering through the front door and went straight into the kitchen.

The suspect, who has several criminal convictions, was already facing several counts of breach of probation on the Ontario side and is expected to appear in court in Gatineau later today. However, even if you live in a rural area, we strongly suggest that you always lock your vehicle doors, as well as the doors to your home.