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Early Bird Catches the Burglar

Brookfield man who wakes up early to make his family breakfast finds a burglar in his kitchen, charges allege.

A 54-year-old Milwaukee man broke into a Brookfield home, but was caught by the homeowner who got up early to make breakfast, a charge alleges.

Michael A. Rosin was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Friday with one count of burglary. If convicted, he faces up to 12 ½ years in prison and $25,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

At 3:50 a.m. Thursday, a man living in the 20100 block of Freedom Court got up early to make his family breakfast when he spotted a flash of light coming from the downstairs of the home. At first the man thought it was his neighbor’s headlights, but he then walked into the kitchen and saw Rosin with a flashlight.

He yelled at Rosin, who ran out of the house. The homeowner chased after Rosin and caught up to him after Rosin tried to jump over a bush and fell.

The homeowner ordered Rosin to stand up, which he did but then ran away.

Rosin was arrested later by Brookfield police and identified by the homeowner as the man who had been in his kitchen.

Rosin was being held in the Waukesha County Jail on $25,000 bond while awaiting trial. 

Michael McClusky August 28, 2012 at 09:42 PM
The burglar was lucky he wasn't shot! Everyone has hand guns these days!
John Zywicke September 03, 2012 at 07:05 PM
Would have been funnier if the burglar had the table all set for breakfast and cooking on the stove for the homeowner.
William B Murphy September 03, 2012 at 08:32 PM
And no "carry" permit is required to protect your home.

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