BRANDON, Fla. (BAY NEWS 9) - Let's face it. Some of us don't like to get up and go to work in the morning, right? But Hillsborough County deputies say Dwayne Yeager allegedly took it to a whole new level.
Deputies say Dwayne Yeager pulled into his driveway, went into a bedroom where he pulled up the blinds and opened the window, and then paced outside his house to wait for deputies he had just called.
A short time later, a deputy arrived to check out the scene.
Deputies say the video proves the 31-year-old staged the break-in here at his Brandon home Monday morning.
He didn't want to go to work, and his wife wasn't taking no for an answer.
Here's part of that 911 call:
Caller: My door's wide open, my windows to my son's bedroom are wide open. My TVs in there on the ground.
Dispatcher: Did you see anybody when you came in or is anything missing that you you can see?
Caller: I called y'all right away. All I see is the front-door wide open. Called my wife and I asked her, we did go out the front door, right? She said yes.
Dispatcher: Did you see any vehicles driving away when you were pulling up or anything like that?
Caller: On the corner, right when I pulled up, a white kind of little Honda Civic pulling away. White, it had kind of like a black fender.
But deputies say there was never any car and no signs of forced entry.
So when deputies confronted him he allegedly told them he didn't realize he could go to jail for staging the crime.
As for his neighbors who were awoken that morning by deputies and K9s, they're not happy.
"He asked me about the robbery. And he said make sure you check your windows, make sure your kids are safe and I was like, "Oh my gosh, you know, that's just absolutely ridiculous. I mean, who would do that? That's just absurd."
We went to Yeager's home Tuesday night to get his side of the story.
No one came to the door.
Neighbors say they just can't understand it.
"To me, it would have been easier just to go to work. Instead, he got a ride to jail."
Yeager's now out on $500 bond, he's facing one charge of lying to deputies.