Here’s a tip for anyone facing questions from police: get your story straight. Philip Ryan Krzak hadn’t really planned ahead when he was confronted by cops after trying to break into a Palm Bay, Florida home.
The homeowner said she was lying in bed when her daughter came running into her room to advise someone was outside her window, the report said.
With a gun in hand, the homeowner walked around the home checking windows. Once she was in the back of the house, she opened the blinds and saw Krzak trying to open the window. She pointed the gun at Krzak and told him to get off her property, according to the report.
Another defensive gun use that didn’t require pulling the trigger. Our favorite kind. When the homeowner put her sights between his eyes, he took off.
Looking down the barrel of a gun can really focus the mind. Unfortunately, not in Krzak’s case. He was stopped by police before he got very far, but wasn’t really prepared for questions.
Officers detained Krzak and interviewed him about his whereabouts. Krzak stated that he was driving around the neighborhood and pulled into a driveway. He said he parked the car because he didn’t want to drive drunk, according to the arrest affidavit.
Just a responsible citizen looking out for the welfare of the other motorists on the road.
“Krzak said he took two shots of ’99 Vodka’. While sitting in his car, Krzak then got out of his car in the rain because he did not want to drive while he was drinking,” the officer said.
Wait…he got into his car and drove off after drinking the vodka, but then thought better of it?
Krzak stated that he thought the house was abandoned, so he tried to break in to get out of the rain. Krzak said he was on the phone with his wife and told her he was not sure where he was and did not want to drive because he was drinking, the report said.
OK, he didn’t want to drive while drunk, so he pulled into the driveway. Then he got out of the car. But it was raining, because it’s Florida.
Since no clear-thinking person wants to stand out in the rain, rather than get back in the car, he thought he’d try to break into the house that he thought was abandoned. That’s his story. That’s the best he could come up with on short notice.
“It should be known, Krzak was only one lot over from his vehicle when he wanted to get out of the rain and could have simply walked back to his vehicle,” police said.
You can’t get anything past the Palm Bay police department. Next time Krzak picks the wrong house to break into and is stopped by police, maybe he’ll have a better story ready to go.