Notorious B.I.G. once rapped “I made the change from a common thief, to up close and personal with Robin Leach.”
It appears Scott Aaron Ryals hasn’t yet made the transition.
Police say Ryals, 35, of Twin Falls broke into a car and a Locust Street home early Tuesday, about an hour after Halloween night ended.
He wasn’t charged with stealing anything, though two different people called the cops on him, including a man who said Ryals broke into his car.
He was accused, though, of freestyling in a stranger’s kitchen.
A woman called police and “said that she was sleeping when she heard a male’s voice coming from her kitchen,” court documents said. “(She) said that the male was rapping song lyrics.”
The man, later identified as Ryals, apparently didn’t know where he was, because when the woman yelled out asking who was there, he replied “Oh (expletive), where am I at? Am I in someone’s home?”
He then tried unsuccessfully to get out through a sliding glass door, police said, before the woman pointed him towards the front door and called 911.
Twin Falls police, already in the area checking on the report of the burglarized car, arrested Ryals almost immediately after he left the woman’s home.
The neighbor whose car Ryals apparently broke into said he woke up when he heard his car alarm going off. When he went outside, Ryals was standing at the end of the driveway. The man tried to speak to Ryals, “but he was speaking fast and incoherently … then started to walk away.”
Police responding to that call found Ryals leaving the woman’s home, court documents said. Officers reported Ryals was muttering to himself, said he didn’t know where he was and asked officers if he was OK or hurt at all.
“Due to the nature of the call and Ryals’ excited behavior, I detained him for further investigation,” Officer Salko Lilic wrote in a sworn affidavit.
Police found a meth pipe in Ryals’ pocket while arresting him. He was charged Wednesday in Twin Falls County Magistrate Court on a felony drug possession charge and a misdemeanor charge of unlawful entry.
A judge set Ryals’ bond at 1,000 Benjamins. (That’s $100,000.)