A man was arrested yesterday on a burglary charge after breaking into a home and stealing a PlayStation game controller.

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According to the police affidavit, officers responded to a call after three people arrived at their home and saw 34-year-old Jacob Bernardoni inside. When they confronted Bernardoni, he handed over the controller, apologized and ran across the street.


Upon arrival, police found the house ransacked and questioned Bernardoni. He claimed that he had entered the house because he saw a man inside. Bernardoni told the police that he picked up the controller so that he "would not step on it" and then put it in his pocket "in case he needed to protect himself."


Bernardoni told police that when he encountered the residents upon exiting the home, they attacked him using what he called "expandable batons."


Police did not see any marks on Bernardoni to indicate that the assault had occurred. Bernardoni later told detectives that he knew the home was unoccupied and that he took the game controller.

Bernardoni was transported to the Natrona County Detention Center where he was booked on the charge of burglary.