Trenton man finds burglar in the shower

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Peter Fields realized something was wrong when he came home and found his door broken on Saturday. (WPVI)

Peter Fields realized something was wrong when he came home and found his door broken on Saturday.

As he walked inside his Trenton home, he heard his shower running, and couldn't believe what he saw.

"When I go in the house he had smashed the alarm system off the wall and he was in the shower, taking a shower," Fields said.

Peter Fields is a contractor who lives on Edgewood Avenue.

"I would never imagined this would have happened but it did," he said. Just one of those things."

Fields couldn't believe the nerve of this thief. Not only was he standing in his shower and rifling through his belongings, but he'd been helping himself to a bottle of whiskey as he searched the house for loot.

"I saw him. I watched him. I gave the police the information while I was on the phone watching him making sure he didn't escape," Fields said.

And that wasn't all. The thief already had some of Fields' clothes packed up for when he left. They were all set out on a bed.

"He got some clothes together, he went and took some alcohol, had some alcohol you know," Fields said. "You would have thought he'd lived here.

Police arrived quickly, arresting 28-year-old Antwan Whiting as he was soaping up in the shower.

The suspect hasn't come clean, and he's being held on $50,000 bail charged with burglary, theft and criminal mischief.

Peter Shields says he's been targeted before, but never by a thief who wanted to clean up before he cleaned him out.

"Some of the strangest things happening in the city now," he said.
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