02/13/2012 06:19 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Keith Davis Accused Of Breaking Into South Bend Apartment, Cooking Chicken

An Indiana woman recently came home from a night of playing Bingo to a man police said had broken into her apartment, cooked himself some food and done several household chores.

"He cooked some chicken and onions in a pan, folded my clothes up and swept my floor," Ashley Murray, of South Bend, told WNDU.

"The police said it looked like he was a good chef. It looked like he had broth and everything in it," she said.

Police arrested 46-year-old Keith Davis Feb. 6, for breaking and entering. Davis is being held in the St. Joseph County Jail on $5,000 bond and prosecutors have requested Davis undergo a psychological evaluation.

Murray said that she and her son left their apartment that afternoon to play Bingo. Murray told ABC 57-News that she had won $50, and when Murray and her son returned home around 11:30 p.m., they discovered the stranger who had entered the apartment through a window.

"Davis had folded her laundry, which was neatly folded and on the kitchen table," reads the probable cause affidavit. "He had also vacuumed the living room and dining room floors with her vacuum sweeper."

Davis allegedly refused to leave the apartment and when officers from the South Bend Police Department arrived on the scene they found him seated in a chair inside.

When confronted by police, Davis appeared confused. According to police, Davis said a Korean woman told him how to get into the home and but then he changed his story and claimed he lived in the apartment.

"He then began to talk about his time in the service and other tangential comments ... Officers had a difficult time understanding his speech and obscure tangents," the affidavit reads.

"He really seemed to think this was his home," Murray told WNDU.

Murray said she does not know Davis but thinks he lives in the same apartment complex, only several streets over. Authorities said they haven't found an address for Davis.

In an interview with WSBT, Murray said the break-in was unnerving. But she joked with the news station when asked if Davis had been a good housekeeper.

"Yes, he drank up my orange juice, but it's cool, because he swept my floors and folded my clothes," Murray said.


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