OREM, Utah – I’m sure most of us have heard or used almost every excuse known to man regarding missing homework, but a teen in Utah had an excuse for his missing homework that was as stupid as it was valid — police were holding it as evidence.
Early Saturday morning, police responded to a residence and met a 75-year-old man and his wife who said they woke up to sounds of someone inside their home. When the elderly man went to investigate why a light was on in his office, he encountered a teenager rifling through his desk.
Caught red-handed and cornered, the teen punched the old man in the face before fleeing the scene on foot.
“He hit me in the eye, broke my glasses,” the victim said. “Then he hit me a second one right there in the eye too.”
As police looked around the scene, they found the burglar had entered the home through an unlocked window. They also found an abandoned backpack in the man’s backyard that contained an item that helped speed up their investigation substantially.
The backpack contained a USB drive with 18-year-old Dallas Naljahih’s homework on it.
Police made a visit to Naljahih’s home and found him sleeping on the couch along with a camera stolen from the victim’s home. Naljahih was arrested and charged with burglary, theft, assault, and drug possession.Tags: Assault, Burglary, Crime, Dallas Naljahih, homework, Theft, Utah