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Early Bird Catches the Burglar

Brookfield man who wakes up early to make his family breakfast finds a burglar in his kitchen, charges allege.

Early Bird Catches the Burglar

A 54-year-old Milwaukee man broke into a Brookfield home, but was caught by the homeowner who got up early to make breakfast, a charge alleges.

Michael A. Rosin was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Friday with one count of burglary. If convicted, he faces up to 12 ½ years in prison and $25,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

At 3:50 a.m. Thursday, a man living in the 20100 block of Freedom Court got up early to make his family breakfast when he spotted a flash of light coming from the downstairs of the home. At first the man thought it was his neighbor’s headlights, but he then walked into the kitchen and saw Rosin with a flashlight.

He yelled at Rosin, who ran out of the house. The homeowner chased after Rosin and caught up to him after Rosin tried to jump over a bush and fell.

The homeowner ordered Rosin to stand up, which he did but then ran away.

Rosin was arrested later by Brookfield police and identified by the homeowner as the man who had been in his kitchen.

Rosin was being held in the Waukesha County Jail on $25,000 bond while awaiting trial. 

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