NJ burglar returned to apologize

July 17, 2009 6:13:05 AM PDT
Police in central New Jersey say they arrested a man for burglary after he returned to the victim's house in Rahway to apologize.

Rahway police arrested 35-year-old Craig Fletcher of Elizabeth on Wednesday shortly after the homeowner told them a man had just rung his doorbell, apologized for the break-in and ran off on foot.

The homeowner said he interrupted the June 29 burglary. He chased the burglar, who had stuff three laptops and an Xbox game console into a backpack. The intruder threw the bag down and got away.

Fletcher was also charged with a second burglary in the same neighborhood.

He was taken to the Union County Jail in lieu of $60,000 bail. Police did not know if he had retained a lawyer.