A man dressed as a man in full costume at a Halloween party pleaded guilty to felony burglary Monday and was sentenced to 30 days in jail.
Christopher P. Jones, 23, of East Stroudsburg, pleaded guilty Monday to breaking and entering, felony burglary and theft after police responded to a report of an armed man at a house in the 1800 block of E. Springdale Street around 10:30 p.m.
He was arrested and charged with the burglary.
Police said the burglary happened after a woman called police to say her daughter was missing from her house.
A man wearing a mask and holding a machete entered the home and forced her to hand over her cellphone, police said.
The masked man grabbed her purse, which contained jewelry and money, and took it to the curb, police told WBTV-TV.
When officers arrived at the house, Jones was standing inside the house.
When officers approached, Jones fled on foot and the officers pursued him.
He eventually crashed into a house on E. Summerdale Street, police Capt. Robert Easley told WBRC-TV, but police were able to catch up with him.
When Jones was arrested, he was wearing a white mask, dark pants and a black shirt with the words “mens hallowee” printed on the front, according to the prosecutor’s office.
Jones was also wearing a bandanna and sunglasses.