SHEBOYGAN (AP) – A 39-year-old Sheboygan man was charged with three counts of burglary after police said he was caught eating leftovers out of the fridge of a home he broke into.
Ryan Lodygowski faces more than 22 years in prison if convicted, the Sheboygan Press Media reported (http://shebpr.es/Yefi7Y ). He is also connected to two other recent burglaries, according to police.
The homeowner called police on Aug. 27 to report the incident, a criminal complaint said. The suspect ran away and dropped credit cards after he was confronted by the homeowner. The victim said keys to his home, work and car were missing, along with $30.
The complaint said police matched Lodygowski to the victim’s description when they spotted him near the home about two hours later. Police said he told them he keeps his belongings under a trash can at Fountain Park because he’s homeless.
Police say they found a digital camera in Lodygowski’s backpack that had disappeared in a burglary three days earlier at First Presbyterian Church and Sheboygan County Head Start. The Rev. Richard Manny also reported $1,000 and a laptop were missing from the church office.
A third burglary victim, who had his iPhone and iPad stolen on Aug. 24, was discovered during the investigation, according to police. The man lives next door to the Aug. 27 victim and said he found his iPhone in a trash can at Fountain Park after locating it with an app.
Court and jail records did not indicate an attorney for Lodygowski.