Accused Trenton home invader wears boy's stolen football jersey in mug shot
Stacey Lynn Fraser took jersey from Trenton home
TRENTON, Mich. – Stacey Lynn Fraser, 46, of Trenton, was arraigned Friday while wearing a boy's Trenton High School football jersey that she is accused of having stolen Wednesday from a home she allegedly walked into.
Fraser was charged with home invasion first degree and given $50,000 bail.
The incident was listed as a burglary and home invasion, but it sounded more like a new sequel to 1990s hit "Home Alone."
Warning: Corny "Home Alone" movie references scattered throughout this article.
Police said Fraser randomly walked into the Trenton home, played with the family's dog and started cooking. She had no idea there was a 10-year-old boy upstairs.
"He said she sounded drunk," homeowner John Sueta said. "So he grabbed a BB gun, hid under the bed and called 911."
The boy didn't throw heavy paint cans down the stairs, or unleash a pet tarantula on the woman, but he did the right thing by calling police.
"Some random person is in my house trying to steal my dog," he told the 911 operator.
Police said Fraser was nearly naked and under the influence of alcohol when she walked into the home around 5 p.m. Wednesday. She quickly made friends with Grayson, the family's dog, according to police.
Then, police said she went looking for food. She's lucky the kitchen doorknob wasn't hooked up to an electric water heater.
"My wife had a crockpot of turkey in here," Sueta said. "She must not have liked that, because she had the oven going and a package of meat out on the counter, some milk and hummus, and made a big mess on the counter."
The mess would have been even bigger if she left the kitchen sink running.
Upstairs, Sueta's son could hear the commotion.
"My brother has a BB gun, should I--?" the boy started to ask the operator.
"No. No. Just stay under the bed," the operator told him.
A young Kevin McCallister might have given Fraser until the count of 10 to get off his property, but Sueta's son listened to the operator and stayed under the bed.
That's when things got even stranger.
"Her nightgown was found a few blocks away," Sueta said. "She put on my son's jersey -- his football jersey -- and my tennis shoes. Then, I don't know, she must have went out back with the dog to jump on the trampoline."
That's when police showed up and arrested Fraser, without anybody even swinging a shovel.
They said the young man showed good instincts.
"He protected his house," Jim Nardone, director of Trenton police, said. "He protected the family pet. We're proud of this young man. He did a great job. I'd love to sign him up for the next police academy. He's a little too young, but maybe someday."
Fraser was taken to jail in the football jersey. The family got the jersey back, and the boy wore it Thursday night at the junior varsity game at Trenton High School.
His house is safe, and he didn't even have to cut the treehouse zipline.
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