ND student reportedly breaks spa window with flower pot; eats Hot Pockets


SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- A 19-year-old student was arrested Sunday morning after police say he used a flower pot to break into a South Bend business, and ate a variety of foods, including Hot Pockets and macaroni and cheese.

Brian McCurren was arrested for burglary, vandalism and minor consumption after he caused thousands of dollars worth of damage to Therapeutic Indulgence. McCurren, of Mainsville, Ohio, is reported to be a Notre Dame student.

Late Saturday evening or early Sunday morning, McCurren appears to have attempted to force entry into the day spa through three separate entrances, causing damage to them all.

Sara Ros Frazier, owner of Therapeutic Indulgence, tells NewsCenter 16 that the suspect finally gained access by throwing a flower pot through a stained glass window and crawling through the hole.

"Then he grabbed a hammer and pounded his way through a wall to get inside," Frazier said. "It's just so senseless."

Once inside, the evidence of vandalism includes broken lamps, mirrors, furniture and other day spa equipment. It appears the suspect also began spraying a fire extinguisher throughout the building.

"He just went straight into the kitchen and he went through half a box of Hot Pockets," she said. "Macaroni and cheese was warming up in an antique style oven and then passed out eating Drumsticks on a table where the police found him."

McCurren was discovered around 10 a.m. Sunday morning and led out of the house in handcuffs.

South Bend Police tell NewsCenter 16 that McCurren was still intoxicated in the morning, blowing a .106 in a standard breath test.

"What really burned me the most was he wasn't apologetic when he came down the stairs," Frazier said. "You would think, even if you were that out of it when you come down, you're coming down in cuffs... but he just had a smile on his face."

McCurren was released from the St. Joseph County Jail on Monday. The prosecutor's office has 48 hours to bring formal charges against the teen, which makes the deadline Tuesday morning.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WNDU - Channel 16 54516 State Road 933 South Bend, IN 46637 Front Desk: 574-284-3000 Newsroom: 574-284-3016 Email: newscenter16@wndu.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 253303431 - wndu.com/a?a=253303431