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Homeowner Catches Alleged Burglar Looking For 'Adventure'

Waukesha woman faces 16 years in prison after she decided to break into a Waukesha home while looking for adventure, according to a criminal complaint.

A Waukesha woman set out for a challenge and adventure is finding herself in trouble after she was caught burglarizing a Waukesha home when the owner came home in the act, according to a criminal complaint.

Natasha J. Korns, 37, was charged in on Friday with one count of burglary and one count of possession of burglarious tools. If convicted, she faces up to 16 years in prison and $35,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

At 3:50 p.m. Aug. 30, a man living in the W27800 block of Kame Terrace left with his wife to get a haircut and when they returned an hour later he heard someone walking in the upstairs of the house. He called to ask who was there, but no one responded.

The man walked to the bottom of the stairs and called again. Korns walked out of the master bedroom and said “John you know me.” The man said he didn’t know her, but she kept walking towards him wearing shorts, a tank top and black gloves.

Once downstairs, Korns went towards the front door and tried to unlock it, but the man stopped her and pulled her back. She tried several more times, but was thwarted by the man, who also called 911.

Korns opened a blind in order to go out a window but a squad car was already outside, so she then made a dash towards the living room window in an attempt to jump out, but the man caught her.

Police were able to break into the home and arrest Korns.

Korns first told police she stopped in the area to walk around and she needed to use the bathroom and saw the man outside and asked if she could. He smiled and agreed and let her inside, she told police. Officers took a break in the interview, then asked Korns again if she intended to break into a home near Kame Terrace and she said “subconsciously.”

Korns said she had a lot of stress recently from losing her job and broke into the house, saying “I did it for the challenge and the adventure.”

Officers found the black gloves hidden underneath a seat in the squad car and they also found a professional lock pick kit in Korns’ purse.

She’s currently free on $10,000 bond while awaiting trial.   

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