Sheriff's office: Burglar spent day hiding in family's closet

Posted at 7:15 PM, Nov 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-28 20:15:08-05

A man was arrested after being found in a family's closet the day after Thanksgiving. 

ABC affiliate KTRK reported that Mike Even, 59, was in a closet inside of the Lleverino home for hours on Friday. Justyn Lleverino believed that the burglar had gotten into the home through a water pipe. 

KTRK said that the family hadn't noticed anything out of the ordinary that day, even checking the closet Even would be found in. When a deputy arrived to help the family, Even was found wearing only a t-shirt and boxers that were too small. He was also found with a watch, necklace and an old check officials believe he intended to steal. 

Even was arrested and charged with burglary of a habitation, reported KTRK. 

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