The 19-year-old turned himself in to police the same day investigators released surveillance video footage of him that was recorded in Trudeau's neighbourhood, said Ottawa police break-and-enter unit Staff Sgt. Kal Ghadban.
The man told police he was heavily intoxicated at the time and that he had entered the wrong home by accident. He was trying to get into a friend's house, Ghadban said.
The man found kitchen knives not far from where he entered the home and he briefly thought about stealing them, Ghadban said. Instead, the man left a note for the homeowners saying he could have stolen things, and that they should lock their doors.
He placed five or six knives on the floor next to the note.
"In his mind, he was leaving a note of apology and remorse," Ghadban said.
"There was a momentary thought process that before he left he would actually take some items with him, which was very short-lived. He immediately decided against that."
The man had no criminal record or contacts with police prior to the incident, Ghadban added. The facts of the case did not meet the threshold for criminal charges to be laid.
Justin Trudeau home break-in: Man entered in error so no charges - Ottawa - CBC News
I cannot tell you how disappointed I am in this decision! Justice is lax enough in Canada and I'll admit this is the first time my support for Justin as PM is wavering.
19 year old, highly intoxicated (but not so much so that he can have some kind of remorse?) lays knives out on the floor with a note saying 'you should keep your doors locked' says he mistook Justin Trudeau's house for another....and all he gets is a "tsk tsk" ?
What value does this place on his wife and children?
(I'm surprised I am the first to post this...or did I miss one?)