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Man breaks into woman’s house numerous times to drink her alcoholic beverages

By Mason White 7:22 PM February 16, 2016
Wine bottles (illustration) 

By: Wayne Morin
A man was arrested on a charge of burglary after breaking into a woman’s home and drinking her alcoholic beverages, police in the United Kingdom said.

Now, 54-year-old James Reid of Perth, has been ordered to complete 50 hours of community service after being convicted of burglary for breaking into the home of Vikki Banks, and stealing her alcoholic beverages numerous times.

A court heard how Banks installed a hidden camera in her home after her alcoholic beverages went missing numerous times.

She told investigators that she once found an empty bottle of alcohol on the living room table.

After reviewing the footage on the surveillance camera, Banks was surprised to see that Reid had been breaking in and out of her home for drinks.

To cover his tracks, Reid replaced alcohol with water and closed the door behind him.

Reid had discovered a house key hidden under a rock outside the property, and used it to enter the house on a number of occasions.