Man blames weed, Red Bull for attic assault on neighbor's undergarments

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Posted: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 9:43 am

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Detectives have arrested a man that says he accessed his neighbor's adjoining apartment through the ceiling to steal items.

33-year-old Micheal Hearns was arrested Monday and charged with Burglary.

According to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, victim Jennifer Lopez -- not the celebrity JLo --  and her son heard sounds coming from the attic in their Champion's Walk apartment last week and later noticed tools and undergarments missing from the apartment.  The son also noticed neighbor Hearns on his balcony shaking dust off himself. Lopez then called the sheriff's office.

Investigators contacted Hearns and met with him Monday, where he admitted to climbing through the attic and taking whatever he could reach through the ceiling.  He also admitted that he fell through his own ceiling upon returning to his apartment.

He blames the incident on diet pills, marijuana, alcohol, and Red Bull, but admits he knew what he was doing was wrong.

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