A 27-year-old man was allowed to stay with the mother of his two children on Allen O’Neill Drive, but when he was told to leave, he managed to find his way back into the home, and then called police to protect him from being evicted “without due process,” he said, according to the police account.
Police had a different idea about how due process would work in this situation.
Darien police described what happened with this account, including accusations not proven in court:
The man, Khalile Thomas of Alpharetta, GA, told police that the mother of his children let him stay there for a couple of months.
The woman told police that she had agreed to let him stay for a couple of weeks, and he’d been there a month. In fact, she said, Thomas was told to leave after the first week because the two constantly argued.
The woman said that Thomas still routinely showed up, and in the past she’s had to call police to remove him.
When he came back on Saturday, Sept. 1 and asked if he could shower there, she refused. She left, and when she returned home the next day, she found he was inside sleeping. She called police at 12:26 p.m. and told them she had never given him a key, and she had locked all doors before leaving, so she didn’t know how he got in.
Police didn’t see any signs of forced entry. Thomas told them that he got in through an unlocked back door. He said that until he gets a job and can afford to rent, he has nowhere else to stay.
Police arrested Thomas on a charge of first-degree criminal trespass. He was later released on $2,500 bond and appeared Tuesday, Sept. 4, in state Superior Court in Stamford. His next court date is Oct. 11, according to the Connecticut Judicial Branch website.