Florida man breaks into neighbor's home to pet their cat

Florida man breaks into neighbor's home to pet their cat
Photo via Pawsitive Shelter Photography
A Florida man has been arrested after breaking into his neighbor's home to pet the family cat.

According to WFTS, St. Petersburg resident Brittney Cline woke up in the middle of the night on Nov. 20 after her cat was startled.

From WFTS:
"When I opened my eyes I could see the shadow of a man standing at the end of my bed,” said Cline. “He was standing perfectly still, I said ‘hello’ and when I said hello he dropped very slowly down to the ground. And as soon as I saw the shadow move down to the ground I knew somebody was there."

Cline then flipped on the lights and noticed a man crouched down at the foot of her bed, petting the cat. She then told the man to leave, in which he complied.

The intruder, later identified as Jasper Fiorenza, had to climb over a baby gate to exit Cline's bedroom, allowing police to pull a fingerprint off her bedroom door frame.

Fiorenza attempted to return to Cline's home the following night and was promptly arrested.

Fiorenza now faces charges of burglary and resisting an officer without violence.

About The Author

Scroll to read more Orlando Area News articles
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state.
Help us keep this coverage going with a one-time donation or an ongoing membership pledge.

Newsletters

Join Orlando Weekly Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.