Man allegedly stages burglary to avoid going to work

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Dwayne Yeager

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. - A Florida man is accused of staging a burglary so he could avoid going to work.

Dwayne Yeager, 31, was arrested on charges of providing false information to law enforcement.

Hillsborough County deputies said Yeager pulled into his driveway, went into a bedroom where he pulled up the blinds and opened the window, and then paced outside his house to wait for deputies he had just called.

A short time later, a deputy arrived to check out the scene.

Deputies said it was all caught on video, proving the 31-year-old staged the break-in at his Brandon home Monday morning.

Deputies said Yeager staged the burglary because he didn't want to go to work and his wife was not taking no for an answer.

In the 911 call, Yeager said, "My door's wide open. My windows to my son's bedroom are wide open. My TV's in there on the ground."

Dispatcher: "Did you see anybody when you came in or is anything missing that you can see?"

Yeager: "I called y'all right away.  All I see is the front door wide open.  Called my wife and I asked her, 'We did go out the front door, right?'  She said, 'Yes.'"

Dispatcher: "Did you see any vehicles driving away when you were pulling up or anything like that?"

Caller: "On the corner, right when I pulled up, a white kind of little Honda Civic pulling away.  White, it had kind of like a black fender."

But deputies said there were never any car and no signs of forced entry.

So when deputies confronted Yeager, he allegedly told them he didn't realize he could go to jail for staging the crime.

As for his neighbors who were awakened that morning by deputies and K-9's, they were not happy.

Yeager was released from jail on $500 bail.