College student in Teletubby outfit busted stealing Chinese food


A suburban college student who police found wearing a blood-spattered Teletubbie costume was officially charged Wednesday for breaking into a home to steal Chinese food.

“I have seen Rudolf the Reindeer get arrested. Santa get arrested, others … and now a TeleTubbie,” said Bethlehem Police Chief Mark A. DiLuzio. “You can’t make this stuff up.”

Terez Owens, 20, a student at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., allegedly broke into a house occupied by several other students just before 2 a.m. Sunday, breaking the window and door frame on the rear door, while wearing a bright yellow Teletubbie, which viewers of the popular children’s show will recall belonged to the character “Laa-laa.”

“The Teletubbie entered the refrigerator and removed Chinese food (Sweet and Sour Chicken and Sesame Chicken) from the refrigerator and spilled it all over the floor in the kitchen and into a purse he had with him,” the police report states. “The Teletubbie had cut himself and also left blood all over the place.”

Police located the Teletubbie, his costume speckled with his own blood, nearby, with Chinese food in his purse.

Owens is being official summonsed on charges of criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.

Damage to the home was estimated at $495.

It was not immediately known if Owens was intoxicated, and if so, with what.

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