Police: Teletubby break-in suspect faces charges

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Posted: Oct 29, 2014 7:46 PM

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — A student accused of breaking into a friend's Pennsylvania home while wearing a yellow Teletubby costume and stealing leftover food is facing charges.

Police say the Lehigh University student was dressed as the Laa-Laa character from the BBC children's series when he damaged a door early Sunday in Bethlehem. They say he went into the friend's refrigerator and dumped Chinese food into a "man purse" before leaving.

No charges were filed initially. But police Chief Mark DiLuzio tells Easton's The Express-Times newspaper (http://bit.ly/1sGZIZj ) the home's occupants apparently changed their minds after the landlord became involved.

DiLuzio says a disorderly conduct and criminal mischief summons will be sent to the 20-year-old suspect — and the unusual nature of the case isn't lost on him.

He says: "Not that many Teletubbies get arrested. You can't make it up."

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Information from: The (Easton, Pa.) Express-Times, http://www.lehighvalleylive.com