Man breaks into Berclair home to steal banana, cookies and shoes, police say

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — It’s a story reminiscent of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, but it was no fairy tale for two people in Berclair.

Memphis Police said a hungry burglar broke into their home on McCory on Sunday, January 22, 2023.

An arrest affidavit states that 23-year-old Marco Gregorio Lopez admitted to sneaking into the home through an unlocked window because “he was hungry and saw (a) banana and cookies in the kitchen”.

While Lopez was rummaging through the house, Memphis Police said a man who lived there heard noises in the living room.

That man walked out and saw Lopez stuffing two pairs of shoes into a backpack, Memphis Police said.

The man followed Lopez into the kitchen and held him there on the kitchen floor until police arrived, court records show.

Lopez was charged with aggravated burglary and assault-bodily harm.