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Woman arrested for burglary after sneaking into home, petting dog, washing dishes


A caring crook snuck into a home, pet the dog and washed the dishes.

Then she left.

The complete stranger sauntered through the back door of the home uninvited, plopped down on the couch and started stroking the canine, the resident of Hamden, Ohio, told police.

“On May 6, 2019, around 9:00 a.m., the Vinton County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a burglary in Hamden,” the Vinton County, Ohio, Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. “Deputies arrived and spoke with an individual who stated a female came into the residence through the back door, sat down on the couch and began to pet the family dog, washed the dishes, then left the residence.”

The resident told police “they did not know the female and the female was not invited into the residence” and that the woman “was acting very strange.”

As the victim spoke to police, another call came in saying a woman matching the benevolent burglar’s description was knocking on doors around the neighborhood.

The woman’s name was Cheyenne Ewing, and she “appeared to the under the influence of narcotics,” police said. They did not give her age.

Ewing gave a fake name and then told a deputy that she had been awake for two days.

Ewing was arrested, charged with burglary, and scheduled for a bond hearing on Tuesday, the statement said. A relative told WSAZ they hoped Ewing would seek out much-needed help.

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