COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A burglar who broke into the Norwood Park home of a Chicago Police detective was heard talking to the family's dog before responding officers found him sleeping in the ransacked living room clutching a broken Kindle Fire, prosecutors said.
Wondale Collier, 30, broke into the detective's Norwood Park home early Friday morning, according to a police report.
The detective was not home, but his wife awoke to the sound of a strange man's voice talking to their dog, prosecutors said.
She immediately called her husband, and police arrived quickly to discover Collier sleeping in the living room, prosecutors said. There was vomit everywhere, and the room had been ransacked, with papers strewn about, prosecutors said.
The frame of a Kindle that Collier was holding had been pried off, and the screen was in the front yard.
Collier apparently climbed through a window police found pried open, according to the report.
Police arrested Collier about 4:45 a.m. and charged him with residential burglary, according to a police report.
Prosecutors offered no explanation for the strange scene.
Collier, of the 5900 block of West Eastwood Avenue in Jefferson Park, appeared briefly in court Thursday and was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bail.
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