This seems really sad. He sounds lonely and just wanted to pretend he had a home for the holidays.

A family was horrified to return home to find that a burglar had broken in, made himself comfortable and even put up Christmas decorations.

Police said an 11-year-old child came home first and found a stranger sitting on the couch and watching TV in the house in Vandalia, Ohio.

Tamara Henderson was next door when her son called her.

Terrified she said: ‘What do you mean a man is in our house? You don’t know if he has a gun or if he has a knife?’

Ms Henderson called 911 and screamed for her neighbors, reports

Police reports indicated that 44-year-old Terry Trent did have a pocket knife and was most likely abusing bath salts.

It is believed he had walked in through a back door and made himself comfortable.

‘The candle was lit on the coffee table, the television was on and very loud, and the candle on the kitchen table was lit,’ Ms Henderson told

He also did some Christmas decorating, police said.

Ms Henderson said the man tried his best to be polite to her 11-year-old son.

‘He had said to him, ‘I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to scare you. I’ll get my things and go,” she said.

According to police, Trent has a history of drug charges.

He is now charged with burglary and is being held in the Montgomery County Jail.

I wonder if he washes dishes?

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