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Jailed New Port Richey man says he may have burglarized businesses

NEW PORT RICHEY — The man suspected of breaking into the Wishing Well Pub in New Port Richey told detectives it could have been him.

He wasn't sure because he was high on crack at the time and can't remember, says a Pasco County Sheriff's Office arrest report.

Authorities say Matthew S. Sigman, 40, of New Port Richey, drove to the pub around 2 a.m. Tuesday and made off with three bags of cash intended to go to the bank and $90 in quarters. A witness identified him, authorities said.

Sigman also is suspected in the Feb. 1 attempted break-in at the Animal Choice Hospital in New Port Richey.

A report said the burglar smashed the glass door, but was scared off by an alarm system. The act on was caught on video.

Sigman told detective that he also could have done this, but blamed his crack problem for his unreliable memory.

He was charged with several counts of burglary and was held in the Land O'Lakes jail in lieu of $20,000 bail.

Jailed New Port Richey man says he may have burglarized businesses 02/08/09 [Last modified: Sunday, February 8, 2009 6:09pm]
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