An intruder reportedly broke into a family's home and tried to take over the house pretending they didn't live there, police have said.
Benjamin Dahm was discovered when a teenage boy, 16, arrived at home and saw an unfamiliar car without license plates parked in the garage, Hartford Courant reports.
The boy noticed the front door was locked and saw a man he didn't know inside wearing shorts and no shirt – making himself comfortable.
The man saw the teenager and opened a window to warn him, an incident report writes.
He allegedly told the boy, "this isn't your house anymore" before slamming the window shut.
A landscaper arrived to complete scheduled work on the property after the odd encounter and called police.
The stunned 16-year-old then called his mother to explain what was going on.
State troopers were dispatched and they attempted to get Dahm's attention, but he was blaring loud music inside to drown them out.
When he eventually made eye contact with a police officer, he refused to leave the house.
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As the situation escalated, he tried to downplay the situation by telling cops: "I live here with my girlfriend, there shouldn't be any problems, she will be home shortly."
An incident report claims officers were holding him at gunpoint.
The 31-year-old intruder, whose apartment is 20 miles away in Gales Ferry, was later arrested inside a second-floor bathroom in the family's home, based in Meetinghouse Lane, Old Lyme.
Troopers and a K-9 police dog managed to get inside through a basement storm hatch and ordered Dahm to leave, but he ignored the commands.
They then found him hiding in an upstairs bathroom and arrested him.
It's reported that no items were stolen and there was no damage to the home or items inside.
Dahm was charged with third-degree burglary, second-degree criminal trespass, disorderly conduct, and interfering with an officer, court records state.
He currently is in custody on a $50,000 bond (£36,000), and has another six active criminal and motor vehicle cases pending from dates between April and July.
Some of these include disorderly conduct and violating conditions of his release, court records show.
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