Bizarre burglar told victim 'I've been here all day' when she returned home to find he'd drank Fosters and eaten food
A burglar told his victim "it's not your house" after helping himself to food and Fosters lager while she was out for the day.
Antoni Adams' victim got home to find him standing at the window and when asked what he was doing, the raider replied: "It's not your house, I've been here all day".
Newcastle Crown Court heard there were signs he had been there for some time and had enjoyed a cup of coffee, a can of Fosters and had eaten food all around the flat.
The woman had left her home on Canon Cockin Street, Sunderland on the evening of July 13 last year and returned around 24 hours later.
Prosecutor Joe Hedworth told the court: "When she arrived she noticed an open window and she saw a man looking out of her window directly at her.
"She asked what on earth he was doing and he said 'It's not your house, I've been here all day'.
"He asked her not to phone the police but she did."
The victim noticed the lock on her door had been forced to gain entry.
There was damage to a coffee table leg, which had a cup of coffee on it which was not there when she left.
She also noticed a lighter which did not belong to her, a charity box had been moved, a watch which had been in a drawer was now on a window sill and handbags and purses had been gathered together on the sofa.
A deep fat fryer had been moved, there was a can of Foster's on the bench and there were "signs food had been eaten all over the flat".
Mr Hedworth added: "She said she was terrified and couldn't stay there in case he returned, at the end of last year at least.
"She checked her handbags and purses and noticed her debit card was missing."
Adams, 33, of Warwick Terrace, Sunderland, has 93 previous convictions, admitted burglary and has now been jailed for two years and five months.
Mr Recorder Fanning said the only mitigation in his case was his guilty plea.