Bold beer burglary suspect pops pills, crawls in bed with Pasco County woman, cops say

Posted at 1:41 PM, Nov 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-22 15:30:18-05

(WFLA) Crystal Colwe woke up from a nap Monday afternoon to an unexpected surprise. A burglar was asleep on the kitchen table in her New Port Richey, Florida home.

"Scariest thing I've ever went through," Colwe said. "You don't expect that."

Police say Russel Smith entered Colwe's home and helped himself to a beer before passing out at her kitchen table.

"It was Yuengling! The expensive stuff. I mean, I have Busch," Colwe said. "He could have drank the Bush. Why do you got to drink my expensive beer? You know, that was supposed to be a treat!"

Records show Smith also popped a few pills just before crawling into bed with Crystal.  

"Its crazy, if I was home it would not have went down the way it went down," said her husband Bill Colwe.

Crystal offered this warning: "Keep your doors locked, it doesn't matter if its day or night."

Smith is also facing charges for breaking into other homes in the New Port Richey area and is accused of stealing jewelry and credit cards. 

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