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Homeless men broke in a California apartment in the hotel, take a shower, police say

Elijah Smart and Markis White were arrested for allegedly breaking into a Santa Monica, Calif., apartment.
(Santa Monica Police Department)

Two homeless men were on Friday arrested after they allegedly broke into California apartment to cook a meal and take a shower, police said.

Elijah Smart, 29, and Markis White, 19, were accused of burglary for allegedly breaking into the Santa Monica residence, police said. Robby Spillman, the homeowner, told NBC Los Angeles that the men who treated his place as if in their own country.

“They were able to get on my patio and come through the back door,” he told the station, adding that he and the men Friday after returning home from Christmas shopping.

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Spillman said that the men felt that they had not showered in weeks and asked him if they can “hang” for a while. He said that he played along with them and asked if they had enough to eat, then did this to his dog for a walk, while he called the police.

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“I was calm and I said to them: ‘Do you have enough to eat?” “Can I do anything for you?'” he said.

He said that he and his girlfriend have a baby due in a few weeks and the whole incident has made him reconsider whether the couple would have to remain in the area.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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