Phoenix, AZ- A man has been charged with felony criminal trespassing after he entered a woman’s house and made tortillas.
According to the documents, Jerry Christopher Drane was arrested at an apartment on the 4000 block of N. 53rd Lane, located near 51st Avenue and Indian School Road, on March 1. Officers were called to the area for a report of a residential burglary at around 7:17 p.m. According to one of the two women who live at the apartment, she was in her bedroom when she smelled burning in the kitchen. She went to the kitchen and saw Drane standing there, cooking tortillas on the top of the electric stove. Eventually, the two women yelled at Drane to leave the apartment. Drane complied, but took a can of soup with him as he left and consumed the soup on the balcony in front of the apartment.
Court documents say officers detected an odor of alcohol in Drane's breath when he spoke, and he also had bloodshot, watery eyes, slurred speech, and was unable to stand straight up without swaying. During a police interview, Drane said he did not remember what happened, and when asked where he was trying and who he was trying to see, he refused to say the people's names because he didn't them to "catch flak for this".
Drane, according to court documents, was booked into the 4th Avenue Jail, but was later released on his own recognizance. As a condition of his release from jail, Drane is legally barred from going to any part of the apartment complex where the incident happened. He is also legally barred from consuming alcohol.