Elusive ‘sorcerer’ charged with Fairfield Beach home burglary
Updated 1:26 pm, Tuesday, December 8, 2015
A 53-year-old man failed to cast a spell over police — despite describing himself as a sorcerer who could walk on water — who charged him with burglarizing a Fairfield Beach Road home three years ago and making a present of purloined goods to an Easton teenager.
Paul F. Thomas, of Charles Street in Stamford, was arrested on a warrant Saturday morning charging him in connection with the 2012 incident. Thomas was charged with third-degree burglary and third-degree larceny.
On May 2, 2012, roommates at a Fairfield Beach Road home reported to police that their locked bedrooms had been entered and more than $8,000 worth of items, including laptops and jewelry, was stolen. On May 11, police were contacted by Easton police who said that a local teen working at a farm had reported that a man stopped by the farm and asked if any jobs were available.
The man also told the girl that he was a sorcerer and could walk on water, according to the report, but stole things to survive. He then allegedly gave the teen a laptop and jewelry, and left the farm, police said.
The Fairfield burglary victims later identified the items the man gave to the Easton girl as possessions stolen from their home. Police later that day received a report of suspicious activity in the beach area and stopped Thomas for motor vehicle violations. He subsequently was identified by the teenager as the man who came to the farm, and his car was searched. Police said they found 36 items in the car believed to have been stolen and applied for an arrest warrant.
The warrant was not executed until Thomas was stopped by Greenwich police early Saturday morning, and turned over to Fairfield police after they discovered the outstanding warrant for his arrest.
Held on a $10,000 bond, Thomas is scheduled to appear Dec. 14 at state Superior Court in Bridgeport.