Probably a safe bet the burglar didn’t come looking to steal from her wardrobe.
What a week it was for Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut.
Last Tuesday, DeLauro was reelected to her 13th term in office. Just 72 hours later, her Capitol Hill home was broken into. According to court documents, her husband, political strategist Stan Greenberg, got there while the armed man was still inside.
Laura, a Capitol Hill resident who said she usually feels safe in the neighborhood, was surprised, saying, “I don’t know if people who are breaking into people’s houses know whose houses they’re breaking into.”
Sharp as a cueball, this one.
The break-in happened around 5:30 p.m. Friday. The basement door is still heavily damaged from where the burglar got in.
Another resident who lives nearby said, “We’re surrounded by Congressmen and Senators, and you would think that that would probably keep people away, but it doesn’t seem to do it.”
In an email to the community, police said Greenberg walked into the bedroom and saw the stranger standing there with a large knife. Police got on the scene in moments. The same court records showed one officer saw the burglar walking down the stairs and made eye contact with the stranger, who simply turned around, walked back upstairs and disappeared.
We’d like to know what Greenberg did in between seeing the guy with a knife and the police arriving. Details, details.
Police officers swarmed the house and caught who they said was 55-year-old John Chaplin of Southeast D.C. Records show they recovered several stolen items, including a Mickey Mouse pin, heart pendant necklace, laptop, digital picture frame and a costume hat.