A Canadian intruder a man in British Columbia was arrested, and now faces one year of probation after he broke into a family’s ranch house and made himself at home. According to reports, 33-year-old Nova Scotian named Christopher Hiscock, who is apparently homeless, was travelling across Canada in a stolen truck looking for work.
He ran out of money and out of desperation, according to his lawyer, he broke into the ranch home.
“He was hungry and he needed a roof over his head at the time,” said Sheldon Tate.
Although this wasn’t your typical breaking-and-entering case. Perhaps because he didn’t want to be a bad house guest, Hiscock took it upon himself to put out hay for the horses, feed the pigs and cats, and even did some laundry and other chores around the house.
Tate said that Hiscock was trying to be “neighborly” even though he didn’t have any permission to be there in the first place.
In addition to the chores, Hiscock made himself some food, used the family’s toothbrushes, and even wrote in one of their diaries.
The entry reads:
“Today was my first full day at the ranch. I fed the cats and horses. So much I can do here I have to remind myself to just relax and take my time.
I don’t feel alone here, I guess with 2 cats and 3 horses it’s kinda hard to be alone. Last night I had a fire in the house. It was so (peaceful). I slept like a little baby.
I saw a picture in the basement on the wall of a man holding and weighing fish on a boat. Looking at him I realized we look a lot alike, but I think I’m more handsome.”
His life of tranquility was quickly interrupted after the family returned late at night, and found their newest, and unexpected, roommate. They found him watching TV.
Hiscock apparently has no prior record, and says he was trying to make his way and find new work.
He plead guilty in court to the break in and must serve one year on probation.