Crime

Resident says man stole a gun and jeans, but left his sweatpants behind

A burglary in Clearfield County had a “Goldilocks” aspect. No porridge was touched and the beds were made, but apparently the resident’s clothes felt just right.

Lynn Allen Smith, 27, is facing three felony charges: burglary, theft by unlawful taking and criminal mischief. He is in the county jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.

The Olanta man accused of burglarizing a home and taking a gun waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday in Clearfield County court.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the incident happened on Sept. 19, when police were dispatched to a home in Bradford Township to investigate a burglary report.

The resident said when he entered his home, he found a pair of gray sweatpants. They weren’t his.

He also discovered that his firearm was missing along with a pair of blue jeans, a gray sweatshirt and gray sneakers.

When Smith was interviewed at the jail, he confessed to entering the home and taking the gun and clothing. He said he was wearing only the gray sweatpants when he arrived at the home. He changed into the jeans and other clothing before fleeing the scene and leaving the sweatpants behind, according to the report.

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