AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - A 27-year-old man was found eating a Popsicle in the kitchen by the homeowner while he was attempting to burglarize her house on Tuesday.
According to the Austin Police Department, James Gibbon II was in a neighborhood in South Austin pretending he was going door-to-door campaigning for Beto O'Rourke on Tuesday, May 28. O'Rouke is a Texas politician who is seeking the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in 2020. While pretending to campaign, he entered a home and burglarized them.
Gibbon had gathered items in the house that he planned to take with him and brought them into the kitchen. While in the kitchen, Gibbon helped himself to a Popsicle and that is when the homeowner walked in and confronted him. She asked him what he was doing, to which Gibbon said it was a misunderstanding and he started to back out of the house and into the backyard.
The homeowner's son called 911 since Gibbon was not invited into the residence.
Officers with APD arrived quickly and found Gibbon, wearing the black Beto shirt that was described in the 911 call. Gibbon told officers that he did not have permission to be inside the home but broke in anyway. He also told officers that once he was inside he went through a wallet, briefcase, and attempted to hack an iPad that was laying on the counter.
Gibbon has been arrested and charged with burglary of a residence, a second degree felony.