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Burglar who cooked chicken pot pie receives suspended sentence

(The facts for the following crime and sentencing summary come from this report and this report from the The Daily Times of Salisbury.)

The crime: First-degree burglary.

The suspect: Russell Neff, age 23.

The circumstances: Neff broke into a home, took off his pants, and cooked a chicken pot pie.

What police found on arrival: Neff sitting in a chair in the living room in nothing but his underwear, licking the remote control.”

What happened next: Neff was arrested.

How Neff felt, according to his lawyer: “absolutely oblivious” to what he had done and “enormously embarrassed.”

What happened in court: Neff pleaded guilty.

Neff’s sentence: Suspended. He entered a drug treatment program.

Quality of the chicken pot pie: Unknown.

Michael Rosenwald is a reporter on the Post's local enterprise team. He writes about the intersection of technology, business and culture.


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