WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) - A woman is under arrest for allegedly breaking into a state legislator's Waterville home thanks to the efforts of the lawmaker's 70 year-old wife.
Cindy Longstaff, the wife of Democratic state Rep. Thomas Longstaff, followed the suspect down the street, cornered her in a shed and told her to stay put until police arrived.
Police arrested Jessica Savage, 31, and charged her with burglary, possession of a firearm by a felon and theft. Police say she took a laptop, a gun and credit cards from the Longstaffs' home.
Cindy Longstaff says she returned home Wednesday to find a cellar window pried open and a stranger's sweatshirt and bag on the patio.
Savage told police that she had been forced to rob the home by her boyfriend, who was also arrested.
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