Burglar found with drugs, T.V. in pants 27 Feb 12

Thanks to a baggy-pants burglar, a Dakota County case may top the “news of the weird” list this week.

According to charges filed Friday, 21-year-old Eric Lee King was arrested outside an Eagan business in December after police discovered he had stolen a T.V. by trying to hide it down his pants. Officers also allegedly found a remote control, power cords, a bottle of brake fluid, and two Xanax pills.

The Columbia Heights man has been charged with felony fifth-degree controlled substance and misdemeanor shoplifting.

If convicted on all charges, King could face more than five years in prison and $11,000 in fines.