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Burglar caught in act offers to share heroin

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Yellowstone County prosecutors say a 35-year-old Billings man who was caught leaving a house he had apparently burglarized apologized to the homeowner and offered him some heroin.

The Billings Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/ZrUSIK ) Christopher Dayell Bittner made an initial court appearance Monday on felony burglary and drug possession charges.

Court records say the homeowner reported the burglary on Saturday. Bittner was found nearby. A search of his backpack turned up 31.5 grams of heroin, drug paraphernalia, burglary tools and items belonging to the homeowner.

Assistant public defender Robert Drew asked that Bittner be released without bail because he wanted to be able to attend his father's funeral. Justice of the Peace David Carter set bail at $7,500, but agreed that Bittner could be released for a few hours for the funeral.

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Information from: The Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com

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