RadioOnFire.com – Rep. Elijah Cummings confirmed Friday that his Baltimore home was broken into just hours before President Donald Trump posted several tweets Saturday criticizing the congressman and his district.
“An individual attempted to gain entry into my residence [at] approximately 3:40 a.m. on Saturday, July 27,” Cummings said. “I was notified of the intrusion by my security system, and I scared the intruder away by yelling before the person gained entry into the residential portion of the house.”
Cummings thanked the Baltimore Police Department for its response to the break-in. Nothing was taken.
In an incident report, an officer wrote police were called to Cummings’ home in the 2000 block of Madison Avenue several hours after the burglary, around 8:52 a.m. Cummings’ wife, Maryland Democratic Party chair Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, told the responding officer that someone broke into their apartment building.
She described the intruder as a black man in his early 40s, 5 feet, 8 inches tall and around 170 pounds. She described him as having a dark brown complexion. At the time of the burglary, he was wearing a dark T-shirt, black tennis shoes with white socks and a black fitted hat with a red upside-down “U” on the front.
Rockeymoore Cummings said a security system motion alert notified them of the break-in through a mobile app. After Cummings yelled at the intruder, police said, Rockeymoore Cummings saw the intruder with a dark colored bicycle in their foyer and took pictures of him with her cellphone. She told police the intruder then rode away southbound on Madison Avenue.
Rockeymoore Cummings told the officer she did not call 911 at the time but did tell a police sergeant of the incident later that day. Police processed the scene for latent prints, but could not determine signs of forced entry due to an earlier and unrelated forced entry by firefighters.
Cummings lives in Baltimore year-round. The House is in recess this week, and Cummings has spent that time at events in the area.