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Austin Burglar Uses Victim's Bathroom

Updated: Thursday, October 10 2013, 02:18 PM CDT

Austin police are investigating a bizarre break-in.  The brazen burglar left behind some scary stuff.

It happened at a secure apartment complex off West Lynn Street in Central Austin.

"I find it really strange.  I was shocked," said neighbor Chantel Winton.

Winton came home to Castile Apartments to find the complex swarming with police.

"I came upstairs and I could see them going in and out and several of them said crime scene CSI on the back so I knew something was going on," added Winton.

A burglar made themself very comfortable inside the victim's secure apartment.

"It looked like the shower was used, towels were wet," said Tyler Currier.

But what sounds like a modern-day take on the Goldilocks tale, took a dark and twisted turn, when the woman stumbled upon a horrifying clue.

"She found a backpack with a gun, mask and tape and things of the sort, in the apartment," added Currier.

The frantic female ran outside and called 911.

"You could tell she was pretty uncomfortable, nervous," said Currier.

Recently, Austin police have responded to at least five break-ins in the neighborhood.  Kristi Kitzmiller has her suspicions.

"With ACL it was busy," said Kitzmiller.

But with no one in custody, nervous neighbors are hoping the bizarre bag of evidence -- left behind -- will provide a happy ending to this Austin cliffhanger.

"The backpack with the gun was the big one," added Currier.

By Alex Boyer

Austin Burglar Uses Victim's Bathroom

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