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Police respond to burglar alarm, find suspect still in the house

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A suspected burglar is behind bars for allegedly breaking into a Shepherdsville home, but it's how police say they caught him that has everyone talking.

"It's a very quiet neighborhood and a very seldom do we have any issues there," said Officer Ken Bernardi. 

That changed Friday morning when Shepherdsville Police responded to an alarm at a home on Driftwood Drive.

"The first officer found the back kitchen window open and a green bucket sitting next to it," Bernardi explained. 

He says the would-be-thief used the bucket to climb in through the window. Once inside, officers found the place ransacked -- glass all over the floor, the alarm ripped off the wall.

But that's not the only thing they found.

"They found the suspect," Bernardi said. 

Officers reportedly found Justin Schlachter hiding in the garage with a smile on his face.

"The suspect had claimed that the residence was his grandmother's," Bernardi told WDRB. 
 
But the homeowners told police they've never seen Schlachter before.

"Usually, when there's an alarm, they're in and out very quickly," Bernardi said. "He's obviously not the sharpest tool in the rack," 

Schlachter is charged with Burglary. We're also told the 22-year-old has several warrants out in Jefferson County.

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