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GPD: UF student breaks into house, found asleep with broom

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After a night out at Midtown on Wednesday, a UF student broke into a house and fell asleep with a broom, Gainesville Police said.

At about 5:10 a.m., Christian Chambers Kobes, 20, used the broom to break a window pane at the home, located in the 1700 block of eighth avenue, according to the police report.

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Christian Chambers Kobes

Police responded to the home’s alarm and found Kobes asleep with the broom, according to the report.

Kobes, a UF food and resource economics student, began taking classes in Fall, John Hines, the UF public records and public affairs coordinator, wrote in an email.

Police confirmed the broom was used to break the window and enter the home, according to the report. The damage is estimated to be $100.

When approached by officers, Kobes did not comply with commands and continued gripping the broom, according to the report. Police used a K-9 unit to apprehend Kobes.

The owner of the home said no one had permission to enter his home, and the broom was moved from where it was originally left outside, according to the report.

Kobes told officers he was drinking in Midtown earlier that evening and had no memory of breaking into the house, according to the report.

Kobes was arrested on charges of burglary, criminal mischief and resisting an officer without violence. Authorities took him to the Alachua County Jail where he remains, as of press time, without bond.

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