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Police: Homeless Man Breaks Into House, Threatens Woman Inside

A local homeless man, who has a no-contact order against him, broke into a woman's home, and then chased and threatened her, according to police.

Iowa City police have charged a local transient with burglary after he allegedly broke into the home of a woman who has a no contact order against him.

Victor Lamont VanPelt, 47, no address, was charged with second-degree burglary, a felony, for the incident that allegedly occurred on Monday, Sept. 5. He also faces consquences for allegedly violating the no-contact domestic order.

Police responded to a call at about 10:07 a.m. on Monday morning. According to police, the woman called and told officers she had a no-contact order against VanPelt and that she would not let him into her house when he came to see her. After she refused, VanPelt allegedly forced his way through a window, and then chased her around the house, threatening to kill her, according to police.

The woman told police she fled the house, and VanPelt chased after her, according to police. When he couldn't catch her, VanPelt went back to her home, according to police. Police say they were able to apprehend him there after receiving the call.

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