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Deputies: Brandon man faked burglary to avoid work

“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” it wasn’t.

A man is accused of staging a burglary to get out of work Monday, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.

According to deputies, they arrived approximately 7:25 a.m, at 1037 Bridlewood Way, Brandon, after resident Dwayne Yeager, 31, called the sheriff’s non-emergency line and reported he just came home and discovered his house had been broken into. He also claimed he spotted a vehicle drive away from his residence as he was returning.

Deputies found the front door open, the interior of the house appeared to have been ransacked and the front bedroom window and blinds were open. They did not discover any signs of forced entry, however.

While talking to neighbors, they learned from a source that Yeager was seen leaving the residence at 6:30 a.m. and returning home at 7:15 a.m. He was seen walking in the front door and lifting the blinds and opening the front bedroom window. Yeager came back outside his home was seen standing in the front yard until deputies arrived, the source said.

The source also indicated there was no vehicle at the house prior to his arrival home or when Yeager arrived home.

Deputies confronted Yeager, who admitted he staged the burglary to avoid having to go to work. He stated his wife was adamant that he go to work and he didn’t want to, deputies said.

Deputies said he told them he didn’t think he could go to jail for doing this.

Yeager was arrested and taken to Orient Road Jail.

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