MANATEE -- A Manatee man came home Wednesday afternoon to find Crystal Rhoades, 31, going through his wife’s purse, the sheriff’s office reports.
The victim took the purse from Rhoades and called 911, the report said.
When deputies responded at about 1 p.m. they found Rhoades hiding inside a vacant residence in the 6000 block of Ninth Street East near where the break-in occurred.
Deputies found a crack pipe, the victim’s money and miscellaneous ID in Rhoades’ pocket, the report said. They also found a screw driver that didn’t belong to the victim inside her purse.
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The purse was returned to the owner.
Rhoades faces charges of burglary to an occupied dwelling and possession of drug paraphernalia.