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Woman finds stranger Michael Pardon cooking meal in parents' house

Sheriff's report says Deerfield Beach man claimed to be renting Wellington home

A woman said she was checking on her parents' house in Wellington when she heard voices inside and found Michael Pardon cooking a meal with pots and pans.
A woman said she was checking on her parents' house in Wellington when she heard voices inside and found Michael Pardon cooking a meal with pots and pans.

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – A Deerfield Beach man was arrested Saturday after a woman said she found him cooking food inside her parents' house.

Michael Pardon faces charges of grand theft and burglary to an unoccupied structure.

According to a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office probable cause affidavit, the woman told deputies she was watching her parents' house in Wellington when she "heard voices inside" the home.

"She immediately walked back to her car and called 911," the affidavit said.

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Deputies said a Nissan Pathfire with New York license plates was parked in the driveway. It had been reported stolen from Suffolk County, New York, in June.

The woman said she found Pardon, a woman and two children making a meal with her pots and pans, ABC affiliate WPBF reported.

When deputies arrived and made contact with Pardon, he told them that he was renting the home, the affidavit said. Pardon said the SUV in the driveway was his that he had purchased from a friend, who is a car dealer, but he couldn't provide any proof of sale, the affidavit said.

Pardon, whose last name was also spelled "Padron" in the report, also faces a grand theft charge in New York.

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