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Vic 'Goldilocks' burglar wants freedom

AAP logoAAP 5/01/2017 Christopher Talbot

A Melbourne teen dubbed the "Goldilocks" burglar by police was allegedly only looking for a place to sleep, eat and charge his phone when he was sprung by the owners.

Police told the Ringwood Magistrates' Court that Isaac Henderson, 18, pulled a knife on Mel Christensen when she returned to her Donvale home with her husband, Tony, last Thursday to find the intruder in their bed.

The court heard that on December 29, Henderson had a fight with his father and left the house, became lost and was looking for a place to sleep and charge his phone.

Senior Constable Brendan Keanan said Henderson made full admissions to police about breaking into the property, but denied using a knife.

Henderson allegedly told police he threatened Mrs Christensen with a chicken skewer.

Police say they were unable to find any weapons to verify either version.

Magistrate Marc Sargent said he was concerned about Henderson's "preparedness to brandish a weapon when it was completely unnecessary".

He was also concerned the teen allegedly threatened officers when he was arrested and told them: "I'll put the f***ing dog on to you."

The court heard the owners of the Donvale property, which they had recently sold, have been too afraid to return home, fearing the intruder would come back.

Mr Sargent ordered Henderson remain in custody with a decision on his bail expected on Friday.

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