TEXARKANA, Texas — Timing is everything.
An angry Arkansas woman was caught by cops pillaging her ex-husband’s house only to discover that he had moved out and she was stealing a stranger’s things.
Police in Texarkana say Amanda Korenek, 43, had called her ex-hubby in advance early on Wednesday morning to tell him she was going to clean out the house where she used to live with him.
The husband then called police who found Korenek struggling to lift a dresser into her car into which she had already loaded numerous random items, cops said.
The officers soon realized that Korenek appeared to be under the influence of drugs and then informed her that her husband had moved out and that she was stealing someone else’s things.
Cops also found a prescription bottle and a $1,000 check that belonged to other people in her car. She was arrested on charges of burglary, possession of a dangerous drug, and fraudulent possession of identifying information. Korenek was held on $45,000 bond.
Later that morning, investigators received a call from the son of 90-year-old man who had awoken in the night to find an unknown woman in his apartment, offering to clean for him.
She then moved dishes and other small items around the apartment before he told her to leave. When he got up later that day, he realized his cell phone, a frying pan, and a cutting board were missing.
Police say those items were found in Korenek’s car and man’s name was the same as the name on the prescription bottle she was carrying. They expect to file further charges against in that case.