RANKIN, PENNSYLVANIA – Pennsylvanian police officer Jason Rocco is accused of breaking into his neighbour’s house through the back door before unloading his dirty washing.
The startled homeowner returned to his property, on Marie Avenue in Avalon, to find his dryer switched on and running.
He found a bundle of clothes inside the machine, including what appeared to be Mr Rocco’s Marine Corps T-shirts.
The homeowner fears the rogue officer, who has been charged with trespassing and criminal mischief, may have been breaking in regularly in his absence.
He called in the police after later receiving an usually high electricity bill despite not having lived in the property for months.
When questioned, Mr Rocco told officers that the door was already broken and that he ‘just had to do some laundry’.
Rankin Police have refused to comment on the case and reports that officer Rocco had asked for his clothes to be returned.