Man accused of breaking into home, stealing watermelon in Oconee Co.
OCONEE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – A man is accused of breaking into a home and stealing a watermelon early Tuesday morning in Oconee County.
According to the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched at 3:34 a.m. to a house on S. Highway 11 in reference to reports of a burglary.
Once deputies arrived on the scene, deputies made contact with Hugo Mateo Severo-Bautista, 26, of Walhalla.
Severo-Bautista told deputies that his vehicle ran out of gas and he left it in the parking lot of a
business in the city of Walhalla.
The sheriff’s office said Severo-Bautista also told deputies that he walked down Highway 11 and then made entry into the house where he took a can of soda and some watermelon because he was thirsty and hungry.
The homeowners told deputies that Severo-Bautista had spoken to them inside of thier home and they had asked him to leave.
Severo-Bautista was arrested at the scene and was charged with first-degree burglary and petit larceny.
He is currently being held in the Oconee County Detention Center.Copyright 2022 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.