Cut betrays alleged burglar
A Burnsville man who left a bloody mess at the site of an alleged burglary is charged with the crime.
Police responded May 2 to a burglary report at an apartment on the 14600 block of Portland Avenue South. The resident came home to find her bedroom window broken and blood all over the window and floor, according to the criminal complaint.
She went to speak to her neighbor, Robin Maldonado, who had a large cut on his right arm.
Maldonado admitted to the woman he broke the window and climbed inside her apartment, the complaint said.
Madonado told police he had gone to her apartment to talk to her, but she didn’t answer. He said he then tried to open the bedroom window, which broke when he pushed too hard, cutting his arm.
He said he “fell inside and tried to clean up the mess” so the woman wouldn’t be scared.
Maldonado’s roommate later found a wallet in their apartment that came from the woman’s apartment, the complaint said.
Maldonado is charged with second-degree burglary.