Still no porridge for Goldilocks burglar who made himself at home in Exeter student’s flat
A Goldilocks burglar who made himself at home in a student’s flat has been told he won’t need to do any more porridge.
Mateusz Stec helped himself to food and drink and went to sleep in the owner’s bed after breaking into the Exeter home in a drunken rampage.
The Polish labourer ransacked the freezer and made himself a supper of pork chops and chips, washed down with cider, a bottle of wine, a glass of Calvados, and a stolen cigarillo.
He slept in the bed of one of the two Exeter University students who were away on vacation, got up, and even used their toothpaste and deodorant before leaving the next morning.
Stec escaped with a suspended sentence when he admitted the break-in in June but was brought back to Exeter Crown Court after he failed to keep a single appointment with his supervising officer or do any of his 70 hours unpaid community work.
The jobless builder, of Powderham Crescent, Exeter, was spared prison after a Judge heard he has already spent the last five weeks behind bars for a different offence.
Judge Francis Gilbert, QC, reimposed the original 20 week jail term but suspended it for 18 months and ordered Stec to do 30 more hours unpaid work, taking his total to 100 hours.
He told him:”I am going to give you the benefit of the doubt. If you offend again in the next 18 months this sentence will be served.”
Miss Eleanor Purkis, defending, said Stec had not done his community service work because he was confused about the other court case in which he admitted having a knife.
He did not realise he should have stayed in contact with the probation service and when he was jailed in August by Exeter magistrates he remained confused over which offence he was being punished for.
In the original case he admitted burglary at the student flat in Union Road and damaging the door of another nearby where he tried unsuccessfully to break in.
He was caught because he left his finger prints on crockery and cutlery which he failed to wash up after helping himself to food.
In that case Mr Gordon Richings, prosecuting, said:”He made himself at home but effectively ransacked the place. The landlord had to clear up the mess, which included a half eaten pork chop, French fries, and cigarette and cigarillo butts on the floor.
“There were two cans of cider, dirty glasses, food and pots and pans left out and the toilet had not been flushed. He had used an X Box games console and went all over the flat. This is not a standard dwelling house burglary
“The place was turned upside down and the Crown submit greater harm was caused by the state in which he left it.”