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Thursday 16 August 2018

Burglar raids fridge and runs bath in Dion's home

A 36-year-old man has been charged with breaking into singer Celine Dion's home and raiding the fridge before to running himself a bath.

He was nabbed by police in the Montreal suburb of Laval after the alarm system went off.

The international pop superstar and her husband, Rene Angelil, were not at home at the time.

The couple usually live in Florida but use the Laval house when they come home to Quebec.

Laval police spokesman Franco Di Genova said the suspect was getting ready to take a bath when police arrived with the dog squad.

"He opened the water taps, and was pouring a nice warmish bath. He even managed to eat some pastry that was in the fridge," Mr Di Genova said.

Police worked their way through the house, starting with the basement and finally confronted the intruder on the main floor.



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"The suspect was coming down the big staircase and was asking: 'Hey, guys what are you doing here?'," Mr Di Genova said.

"So the officers replied: 'What are you doing here?' and they proceeded to put him under arrest."

Mr Di Genova said the man had jumped over a fence to get on the property and used a garage door opener that he found in an unlocked vehicle to gain access to the luxury residence.

Daniel Bedard, a Laval resident, was arraigned on charges including breaking and entering, car theft and causing property damage.

Mr Di Genova said there was another incident at Dion's mansion in 2009 when another man jumped the fence, but was stopped by the security firm that was watching the property before he could enter the home.

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