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Democratic Pollster by Day, Capitol Hill Crime Fighter by Night

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A burglar broke into the Capitol Hill home of Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., and her husband, Stanley Greenberg, a prominent Democratic pollster, on Nov. 7. But the crime was thwarted when Greenberg, 69, arrived home some time after 5:30 p.m. and found the burglar inside, according to multiple media reports.  

Cops responded minutes later, after receiving a call from the alarm company, and found a man armed with a large knife in the upstairs bedroom, the Metropolitan Police Department said in an email to the community. The suspect, John Chaplin, a 55-year-old Southeast D.C. resident, was arrested and charged with one count of burglary, according to court documents and media reports. WJLA-TV reported the power couple's basement door is still heavily damaged from where the burglar broke in. The MPD recovered several stolen items, including a Mickey Mouse pin, heart pendant necklace, laptop, digital picture frame and a costume hat according to the station.  

DeLauro, 71, was elected to a 13th term in Congress last week.  

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