Man who entered Justin Trudeau's home went to wrong house

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Liberal leader Justin Trudeau speaks to reporters in the foyer of the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Feb. 25.

OTTAWA — Ottawa police say a man who entered Justin Trudeau’s home earlier this month will not be charged.

Police say they’re satisfied that the intoxicated 19-year-old wandered into the wrong house by mistake, believing he was at a friend’s residence,  and played down the fact that he left a note near a collection of knives.

Trudeau was out of town when the incident happened, but his wife and children were asleep upstairs.

The police say an individual came forward after they released video footage of a suspect.

They say the man has been cautioned and the case is closed.

Nothing was taken in the incident, although a note was left — alongside a collection of knives — saying doors should be locked at night.

At a police news conference, police said the man briefly considered taking items from the home, including the knives and an electronic device, but reconsidered and instead simply left the knives near his note.

A Trudeau spokesman didn’t comment on the fact that the man wasn’t charged, saying it was a matter for police to decide.

“We fully respect the Ottawa Police Services’ responsibility to make this determination,” the spokesman said.

Organizations: Ottawa Police Services

Geographic location: OTTAWA

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  • ross
    August 27, 2014 - 10:51

    An other reason to have a full picture of poor hard working out of town Justin, whose house was broken in to (no tools needed the door was unlocked) while his wife and 3 kids were sleeping, -( it was during the night, what else would they be doing), --- and what of the house guest, never mentioned again, --- Now the results are in, --- and the explanation takes the cake. It was all fabricated to garner sympathy and publicity, -- and the media was at the ready to carry it out into full bloom, ---- you fools--- and tools

  • jacinta
    August 26, 2014 - 20:05

    and I am Santa Claus!

  • John
    August 26, 2014 - 20:04

    The Trudeau family wants to run a country but do not know enough to lock their doors! 4 robberies in 6 weeks in that neighbourhood and they can't figure a door lock out! Liberals look like winners

  • tony
    August 26, 2014 - 19:46

    A drunk enters a house, puts aside some knives to steal, reconsiders and leaves a note cautioning the occupants. To paraphrase the late Art Linkletter: "Drunks do the darndest things!" Excuse me if I have a hard time believing this cock and bull story.