Ballwin Man Breaks in to Home, Eats Bowl of Cereal

COLUMBIA, Ill. (KMOX) — A Ballwin man found himself in jail, and a little embarrassed after walking into the wrong home in Columbia, Illinois, and helping himself to a bowl of corn flakes.

It happened early Saturday morning in the 1000 block of Arizona.

Captain Jerry Paul says at first homeowner, Michael Scales thought the man was one of his son’s friends.

“The dad started quizzing him, then they actually called another son who was downstairs. That’s when they figured out he was in the wrong house,” Captain Paul said.

Paul says Scales was intoxicated and thought he had walked into the home of a friend, who lives a few blocks away.

Scales is now charged with misdemeanor trespassing.

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