Booze burglar pleads guilty

Christopher Barnholdt

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A Byron man caught on video is pleading guilty to burglary.

37-year-old Christopher Eric Barnholdt was arrested on October 4 and accused of stealing beer and wine from a neighbor’s refrigerator.  The victim told Olmsted County sheriff’s deputies that he noticed several times that alcohol was missing and eventually put up a trail camera to catch the culprit.

Barnholdt was charged with 1st degree burglary and two counts of 2nd degree burglary.  He has entered a guilty plea to one count of 2nd degree burglary and will be sentenced on March 6, 2017.

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