Wisconsin Family Find Naked Burglar In Bedroom

static1.squarespaceAny time a family (like the one in Appleton, Wisconsin, this week) finds a burglar naked in one of their beds, it is noteworthy. However, one aspect of the arrest of Bradley Braxton, 40, caught my eye.

The family called the police and officers found Braxton hiding in a shower.  The police found a bag of marijuana near Braxton’s clothing and confirmed that he had consumed whiskey and blueberry muffins prior to disrobing and climbing into bed. However, this is the line from the police that struck me as odd: “While admitting breaking into the residence to officers and confessing to recent meth use, the suspect denied possession of the marijuana.”

Let me get this straight, you admit to breaking and entering a family dwelling, possessing and using meth, and related crimes but he drew the line as possessing pot?  That seems like admitting to robbing the 7-11 but vehemently denying that you drank a Slurpee .

Braxton now faces charges of burglary, damage to property, disorderly conduct and . . .  yes . . . possession of marijuana.

16 thoughts on “Wisconsin Family Find Naked Burglar In Bedroom”

  1. Maybe the weed wasn’t his. I mean, why would he bring his reefer to the crime? Or, maybe he was trying to discredit the victims who he knows will be testifying against him at any trial. Of course, this last possibility gives the burglar credit for more intelligence than he most likely has.

    I once had a client whose family of four returned from a week at the beach to find their apartment in the process of being burglarized. The burglar was apprehended at the scene. Upon searching the apartment, the police discovered two firearms, one a sawed-off shotgun, lying near the window where the burglar gained access. The police charged my client and her husband with possession of the firearms. Their reasoning was not altogether stupid. Why would a single burglar bring two weapons to the crime one of which would have to be carried by hand thereby limiting what the burglar could carry from the premises?

    Then, there was the case of the burglar who, not only was found asleep in his victim’s bed, but who was also cuddling the victim’s teddy bear. There was a stain of some sort on the bear. Really. Criminals can be strange people. Avoid them.

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  3. When faced with an impossible situation, there is a tendency to create the scenario and authorship. In a case like this, involving someone so completely helpless and without control, any vestige of ownership of the situation gives the perp some semblance of control, regardless of how nonsensical. Or maybe it was just the whiskey, pot, and muffins.

    One can witness the same strategies coming from the White House.

  4. Explore the notion that he knew the next door neighbor quite well and simply entered the wrong home by mistake. The next door neighbor should own up to the fact that she was paying the guy to come around and give her a roll in the hay once a week and allowed him entry without knocking. He looks a bit dumb. Wrong house at 3 a.m. But he did not try to crawl in bed with a dog and have sex.

  5. I’m still trying to get over the whiskey and blueberry muffin. 😲

  6. The pot could belong to the home owners. I think they should print it and do extensive DNA. He could be telling the truth, he has already copped to a couple of felonies.

  7. No, the police did not plant the marijuana. Aside from that being highly unlikely in of itself there is no reason to do so even if they were for the sake of argument crooked.

    Obviously the information provided suggests strong evidence to establish probable cause to arrest for a felony home invasion burglary, malicious damage to property, and disorderly conduct. It makes no sense to plant a misdemeanor level of marijuana to make the case for an arrest despite the availability of a felony charge. The evidence is strong enough for a more serious arrest and even a corrupt police official knows when it would be ridiculous to plant evidence and risk his career for nothing when a better alternative is obviously available.

    Plus, there is no evidence to suggest this marijuana was planted. Not all law enforcement officers are to be assumed corrupt and it is unreasonable to make such an initial assertion.

  8. Is pot illegal in Wisconsin? Did this guy vote for Hillary? Why did he climb in bed? Was anyone else in the same bed? This reminds me of the story titled Three Spots On The Wall by Who Flung Foo.

    1. Maybe the burglar stood there like a potted plant instead of the police planting pot. Maybe the police planted a pot plant. Maybe the plant’s name was Ford. Ford plant. Not Egg plant. If it was Egg plant it would be a giant shell game and a really bad yolk. Somewhere there is a Russian plant.

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