MPD: Man drinks beer, eats candy, falls asleep in couple’s truck

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police say a man broke into a pickup parked in a garage, ate candy and drank beer left in the truck, then spray-painted the truck’s interior before going to sleep inside it.

The person who owns that truck told police his pregnant wife ran inside the house after finding the man in their garage behind their home on Union Avenue just after 7 a.m. Sunday. He told police the man tried to follow his wife into the house before he was chased away

Video shows the homeowner chasing the man out of his yard behind his house. Police said the man drank eight Pabst Blue Ribbon beers, ate the candy and stole several items.

Tuesday afternoon, the homeowner found the man at the Union Avenue Starbucks and called police.

Michael Rudd

Michael Rudd was charged with burglary and theft.

Sharon Taylor lives next door. She said the wife is eight months pregnant.

“Very, very scared. As a matter of fact, a couple nights before I thought I saw someone go into my backyard. Thought maybe I imagined it,” Taylor said.

Taylor said they often have homeless people and loiterers walking by their homes.

But in this case, she didn’t recognize the man in the video.

Taylor said she would never have run after him like her neighbor did.

“He’s brave!” she said.

The homeowner did not want to be identified or do an interview.

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