Man Charged with Burglary in Wyckoff NJ, Reportedly Told Police He Was Sent by God
According to authorities, the 20-year-old suspect broke into a car owned by a 68-year-old Wyckoff woman. The suspect reportedly gained access to the vehicle because it had been left unlocked in a parking lot at the Wyckoff YMCA.
The victim discovered the suspect in her vehicle when she returned from a bus trip. The bus dropped her off at the YMCA; she then made her way to her car.
The victim allegedly found the suspect reclining in the front seat. He was reportedly wearing the victim’s slippers.
The victim yelled at the suspect to get out of her car, but he reportedly told her that God had sent him to the vehicle. The driver of the bus, as well as other individuals, then came over to help.
Police arrived at the scene a short time later. When Wyckoff police questioned the suspect, he reportedly told officers that he had been sent by God.
The hindering apprehension charges stemmed from the suspect allegedly giving police a fake name and address.
After being arrested and charged, the suspect was taken to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. He was being held at the correctional facility in lieu of $3,500 bail.
For further information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Car Burglar Told Woman He Was Sent by God, Police Say.”