Video Camera Catches Neighbor in Stolen PJs

Sormeh Angela Zupan, 39, was arrested on suspicion of burglary and possession of stolen property after she was spotted on tape wearing pajamas and slippers taken during a burglary at her neighbor's home in Dec. of 2013.

PLEASANTON, Ca: Sormeh Angela Zupan Photo provided by Pleasanton Police
PLEASANTON, Ca: Sormeh Angela Zupan Photo provided by Pleasanton Police

A Pleasanton woman was arrested after police say she was caught on video surveillance wearing pajamas stolen from her neighbor's home.

The surveillance camera was installed after residents in the 7700 block of Canyon Meadows Circle were burglarized on Dec. 13, 2013. Electronics, tools, home furnishings, and clothing were taken during the burglary.

According to police, two weeks later, the neighbor of the victim was caught on tape wearing pajamas stolen during the Dec. 13 burglary. The neighbor, Sormeh Angela Zupan, 39, was seen "walking in front of the residence wearing the stolen pajama pants and slippers from the burglary."

The sighting of the pilfered pajamas prompted investigators to serve a search warrant at Zupan's residence on Jan. 22, where police detectives not only recovered all of the stolen property but discovered Zupan had decorated her home with some of the victim’s home furnishings.

Zupan was arrested by police and will be booked at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin. Zupan is facing two felony charges including burglary and possession of stolen property, Pleasanton police investigators said. 
Jane Tierney January 24, 2014 at 01:57 PM
And, the thought of wearing the stolen items in front of the victims is an insult to injury. Beyond stupid, it demonstrates an animosity that is hard to fathom.
Becky February 02, 2014 at 08:42 PM
Very weird to steal from right next door. It sounds like kleptomania. Creepy neighbor award.
Sormeh March 31, 2014 at 07:19 AM
Too Funny Autumn Johnson WHEN I SHOWED RECEIPTS AND SHOWED INSURANCE PICS I GOT MY STUFF BACK.. AND U NEED TO DO BETTER RESEARCH I WAS ONLY Originally CHARGED for 1 FELONY Be careful with judging a book by its cover God has a funny sense of humor And one day you might be in my shoes. I hope not... Take Care And GOD Bless
Autumn Johnson March 31, 2014 at 09:49 AM
Sormeh: The information in this article was provided to all the Bay Area media outlets. You have to repost your first comment without the profanity as it is a violation of Terms of Use policy.


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