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OKINAWA CITY — A 23-year-old Marine assigned to Camp Hansen was being held by Okinawa police Tuesday on suspicion of illegally entering a home and helping himself to a meal and bath.

A police spokesman said Lance Cpl. Franco Muir entered the home in the Chuo district of Okinawa city on Saturday through an unlocked door. The spokesman said he then raided the fridge, fixed himself a meal and took a bath.

The intrusion was discovered shortly after noon, when the 74-year-old resident returned from shopping with his wife and found himself in a “Goldilocks” setting, wondering who had been eating their food.

The intruder was gone, police say, but not for good. Muir was apprehended at the home at 12:40 p.m. when he returned to retrieve his jacket, according to a police report.

A police spokesman said Muir was under the influence of alcohol when he was taken into custody. A Breathalyzer test detected 0.61 milligrams of alcohol per liter in his blood, he said. In Japan, the level at which a person is considered too intoxicated to drive a car is 0.15 milligrams.

Muir admitted to entering the home but denied having a meal and taking a bath, the police spokesman said.

A charge of trespassing was forwarded to the Naha general District Prosecutor’s Office on Monday.


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