Cop Accused of Breaking Into House, Doing Laundry
Jason Rocco apparently didn't have time to go to the laundromat
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 23, 2012 1:49 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Weird: A Pittsburgh-area police officer is accused of breaking into a neighbor's home. Weirder: Officer Jason Rocco allegedly did so ... so he could wash his clothes. A local station reports that the home's owner noticed his electric bill was unusually high, given that he hadn't lived in the house for months. When the owner visited, investigators say he found the dryer running with Rocco's clothes inside.

Avalon police who questioned Rocco say he told investigators the home's back door was already broken and he "just had to do some laundry." He is now charged with trespassing and criminal mischief.

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slammer
May 24, 2012 9:51 AM CDT
ROCCO WECOME TO THE NUT OF THE DAY CLUB!
ladyrosedeky
May 23, 2012 3:07 PM CDT
Trying to save money on his laundry bill is probably going to cost him his job. Can we say it is a good thing he got caught because this means he's not so smart. Add as part of his punishment the court will probably order some monitary reimbursement for the home owner's electricity - he's going to be out of pocket a lot more than what the laundromat would have run. Dump criminal.
Bundy714
May 23, 2012 2:55 PM CDT
Gimme a break. ANYONE besides a cop would be charged with breaking and entering, but the cop says the door was already broken in, so he just gets charged with trespassing and criminal mischief. Cops get away with murder.......and I mean that literally. Total miscarriage of justice, and it happens over and over for the thugs in blue.