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Police: Man breaks into pool hall, hangs out and drinks

WILMINGTON (AP) -- Wilmington police say a man broke into a pool hall and spent a few hours shooting pool and drinking alcohol before the owner of the business arrived to open it. Twenty-year-old Jeremy Matthew Turner has been charged with two counts of breaking and entering and larceny for the alcohol authorities say he drank. Orton Pool Room owner Eric Rylander said he arrived at the business about 10 a.m. on Tuesday morning to find TV sets on, whiskey on the bar and Turner headed quickly for the door. Rylander said Turner was cooperative so he was able to hold him until police arrived. Wilmington Police Department spokeswoman Lucy Crockett said Turner claimed he had come to the pool hall to look for keys he left there the night before. (Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Can't remember

I can't remember how many times I've left my keys in on the bottom of a whiskey bottle and have had to break back into the bar and drink the whiskey to try and find them.

I know exactly what he was

I know exactly what he was going thru...anytime I lose something my wife tells me to retrace my steps. That is all this guy was doing. Why be so hard on him

rack em!

rack em!

he had to break in to get

he had to break in to get his keys, might as well have a drink while you are there


Where is this place? I bet it is downtown, there are always a bunch of criminal hanging out down there.

Downtown on Front St. in the

Downtown on Front St. in the basement of an old hotel. Years ago it also sported a barber shop.