Homeless Burglar Found Hiding Under NJ Child's Bed With Knife: Police

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    A homeless man is accused of breaking into a home in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. Pat Battle reports.

    A 56-year-old homeless man is accused of breaking into a New Jersey home, where police say they found him hiding under a child’s bed with a knife.

    Officers say they found Kenneth Webb Thursday at a home in Fair Lawn after Darla Donohue, the homeowner, called police.

    Donohue says she heard the piggy bank in her 6-year-old Joshua's room being rattled before dawn. Joshua and a babysitter were sleeping in her bedroom.

    "I felt my heart beating out of my chest and knew I had to do something, so I just got up out of the bed, he might have heard me," she said. "I got the phone, turned the light on in the hallway between the bedroom I was in and the bedroom he was in."

    She grabbed a billy club she keeps at her nightstand table for emergency situations and after calling the police raced down the hall to let them in.

    Webb allegedly had stolen jewelry along with the cash in the piggy bank. Police believe he cut a window screen in order to get into the house.

    "He was trying to steal my money but I don't think he got anything," said Joshua.

    Webb is charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and two counts of burglary. He’s being held on a $35,000 bond.

    Information on a lawyer for him was not immediately available.