Man jailed for FISH break-in

A homeless man was jailed Tuesday morning for allegedly breaking into a thrift store and relieving himself on a chair.

Kenneth Carlson, 50,

was booked into the Carson City Jail at 9:14 a.m. on suspicion of felony burglary, misdemeanor destruction of property and violation of a suspended sentence.

According to the arrest report, an employee of the Friends in Service Helping thrift store in the 100 block of East Long Street arrived at work just before

9 a.m. and found a window broken and a man sleeping inside.

The employee gave a detailed description of the suspect since he appeared to be wearing clothing he had taken off the store racks.

A deputy spotted Carlson walking nearby. According to the report, Carlson allegedly said he was walking by the store and saw a broken window so he climbed inside.

"(Carlson) kept stating he was a 50-year-old homeless man and just wanted to stay warm and grab new clothes," the report states.

However, surveillance video allegedly shows Carlson breaking the window and climbing inside, the report states.

And, in addition to finding Carlson inside, "(he) urinated and defecated on a chair inside the store that will now have to be thrown away," the report states.

The deputy arrested Carlson for the burglary and damage to the chair. The FISH employee allowed Carlson to keep the clothes, the report states.

Carlson was also jailed for allegedly being intoxicated while on probation.

Bail was set at $25,000.


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