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A man accused of burglarizing the home of a woman he does yard work for was arrested Friday night, Gainesville Police said.

Larry Jean Brown, 60, of Gainesville, is accused of burglarizing a house on the 300 block of Northeast 16th Street and stealing $1,400 on Nov. 8, according to an arrest report.

The homeowner called police after she saw Brown walk out of her front door at 2 a.m., the report said. She told police Brown sometimes does yard work for her but does not have permission to be inside the house.

The woman confronted Brown and tried to stop him from walking away, the report said. She told police Brown pulled a knife on her, and she ran inside the house in fear.

She noticed the kitchen window was smashed, and the $1,400 that was in a box underneath the sink was missing, the report said.

While in custody, Brown admitted to being inside the house without permission, the report said. He told police he saw another unknown person walk out of the house and went inside to visit.

Brown noticed the window already broken, the report said. He told police the woman punched him in the face twice and accused him of breaking into the house, the report said.

Brown is charged with drug possession, burglarizing a home and grand theft. He is being held in the Alachua County Jail in lieu of a $10,000 bond.

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