"Cocoa Krispies Bandit" caught in action

By: Jerrika Insco Email
By: Jerrika Insco Email

He walked in someone else's home and stole cereal!

36-year-old Michael White is being called the "Cocoa Krispies Bandit" and is now in the Laurel County Detention Center.

The homeowners say they still are not sure what the man was doing in their home with only cereal missing.

He did not want anything valuable. Instead he took something you can buy at most grocery stores for less than three dollars.

"So I got up to look, and I got a guy standing right here in the fridge with his head in there. And I asked him who he was and why he was in the house," said Mark Copeland, the homeowner.

White entered the home on Pennington Drive in East Bernstadt and then made himself comfortable fixing an early breakfast.

"It looked like he had poured him some cereal, and I guess he was looking for milk to put in with it," said Copeland.

But what bothers homeowner Mark Copeland is that White, who he calls the "Cocoa Krispies Bandit," came into his home uninvited.

"That really just pissed me off, so I put him on the couch, and we called the cops and they hauled him away," said Copeland.

Copeland says he thanks God he was even home to handle White since he is usually away as a semi-truck driver.

"The worst thing that bothers me is if my load wouldn't have cancelled, I wouldn't have been home," said Copeland.

But luckily all this man wanted was a bowl of cereal which he could spend years in jail for.

White was charged with public intoxication, resisting arrest, giving an officer a false name or address, third degree criminal mischief, and first offense of failure to comply with sex offender registration.

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