"This character in a clown mask threw open my bathroom door, I was on the
commode, so it was kind of a surprise," 70-year-old Jacqueline Cutright said.
Cutright said she lost $28, about $1,000 worth of costume jewelry and her
Ford Escort after the man broke into her Akron home early Saturday morning.
Police said 22-year-old Cory Buckley got into the home through the basement
window, ransacked the house and found Cutright's prescription medications.
"I said 'This is my blood pressure medicine, you want some of that?' 'No.' I
said 'This is medicine to help me sleep. You want something to help you sleep?'
He said no, he wanted OxyContin and money," she said.
Cutright said she thought Buckley was going to take a silver bracelet that a friend had given her, but he gave it back. "The bracelet said a mother holds her children's hands for a while but their hearts forever, which I think is lovely, and when he read
that he gave it back to me," she said. "That's when I thought 'This man's not
going to hurt me.'"
After two hours of tearing the house apart, Buckley took off in Cutright's car, police said. As police raced toward him, Buckley rolled the car twice, crawled out of the window and made a full confession after his knife dropped from his pants pocket onto the pavement in front of the arresting officer's feet, police said.
"I thought about doing ninja stuff to him but I thought no he's faster than I am so, I more or less just sat there on the lid," Cutright said.
Now that's odd. She was home alone, and yet she closed the bathroom door.