Wauwatosa police say nephew burgles home for revenge

April 1, 2013

While searching for missing items in his ransacked home, a man got a call from his nephew. The nephew said he wasn't finished and the man should watch his truck.

According to the Wauwatosa police report:

The phone call confirmed the homeowner's suspicions that his nephew was exacting revenge by breaking his window and moving items around in his home in the 2400 block of North 65th Street.

The nephew was angry that the man helped evict him from his mother's home for being high all the time and scaring his siblings. He started threatening the man over the phone with texts saying that he was going to start busting windows.

The man, tired of the boy's disrespectful tone, stopped paying for his cellphone shortly after the texts. He believed cutting off the phone service led the boy to break his $600 window, take a $100 watch and steal two handguns valued at $400 each.

The boy turned himself in to police at 3 p.m. March 27. He said he was under a lot of stress at the time but denied stealing anything. He said he knew he was making a mistake and his conscience stopped him from stealing.


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