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KSU student charged with burglary in break-in

By MATTHEW MERCHANT Staff Writer Published: November 29, 2016 4:00 AM

A Kent State University students is being charged with second-degree felony burglary for an incident that occurred early Sunday morning, according to Kent Police.

At approximately 1:08 a.m. Nov. 20, Aaron Jacobs, a 21-year-old student from Kent State University, walked into the back door of a home on Williams Street in Kent. He was allegedly intoxicated, police said.

Jacobs, a junior computer science major, was confronted by the homeowner, who also had her granddaughter with her. The homeowner told Jacobs to sit down at the table, which he did, before she called police. When asked what he was doing there, he reportedly looked at the child and said he was there "for his little friend."

No physical confrontation has been reported, and Jacobs was cooperative with police.

"A situation like this is certainly frightening to residents, but intoxicated subjects walking into homes near downtown is definitely something we've seen before," said Lt. Michael Lewis of Kent Police. "The mutterings of this intoxicated subject, although unsettling, don't give us enough to believe he actually intended to kidnap a child. Those suspicions may have been exaggerated."

Lewis said this incident is not being investigated as an attempted abduction.


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