WHAT’S UP WITH THE PALIN FAMILY?
Former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s family is once again in the news for non-political reasons, for her sister-in-law Diana was arrested on Thursday for allegedly burgling a house.
According to reports, Diana Palin even brought her 4-year-old daughter along for the heists.
Alaskan newspaper the Anchorage Daily News says that Diana was caught by the homeowner, Theodore Turcott, who was hiding in his bathroom with a gun.
The paper says that the owner caught her while she was proceeding towards a bedroom cabinet, where he had kept his cash in the past.
Diana’s daughter had been waiting in a 1993 Toyota Camery during the Thursday incident.
The little girl entered the house shortly before the arrival of cops, the prosecutor said during a hearing on Friday.
Citing an affidavit, the paper revealed that the little girl had told the police that she had been to the house days with her mother earlier also.
Diana denied that and insisted that she mistook the house for a friend’s place, reports the New York Daily News.
Turcott is said to have been robbed several times in the last few weeks. He lost 2,200 dollars in a robbery on March 26, and nearly 400 dollars on March 31.
Diana has been charged with felony burglary charges, along with misdemeanour theft and criminal trespass, regarding the March 31 and April 2 incidents.
Governor Sarah Palin and her family have declined to comment on the matter.