ARDMORE, AL — A North Alabama woman came home to find a narcotized house-breaker who thought he was at Grandma's house, and was making himself right at home.
She knew that something wasn't right immediately: the door was open and all of the lights were on. Upon entering the house, she encountered a befuddled 31-year-old Tyler Keefe Love, who told her, in response to her shouted interrogative "What are you doing in my home?" that he was "washing clothes, Grandmama." He then refused to leave.
Her subsequent 911 call drew a multi-agency response from the Ardmore Police Department and the Limestone County Sheriff's Office. Officers detained Love, who they determined had spent quite a bit of time freshening up at Grandma's house. LCSO spokesman Stephen Young stated that "Love had washed his clothes, taken a bath, [and] clipped his toenails."
He didn't turn up the chance at a bit of remunerative larceny, either; police said that he had "searched through her cabinets, drawers and jewelry boxes," Grandma be damned.
All that petty criminality is hard work, and a hard-workin' lad like Love needs sustenance, which he also did not neglect. Young would add that "Love had also cooked a sandwich with a fresh onion, eggs, ham, butter, mayonnaise and cheese... but he didn't get a chance to eat it before he was arrested."
I guess Grandma got the last laugh on that one.
It turns out that Love, a poster child of recidivism, had been released just five days prior from a stint in the Limestone County Jail for 2017 burglary-and-weed convictions.
He didn't even make it a week.
Love is back in the Limestone County Jail, where he belongs, and apparently prefers to be, with bail set at $10,000, on yet another burglary charge.
Grandma is said to be resting comfortably.