Homeless man housesitting accused of stealing, crashing car

CHURCH HILL, Tenn. (AP) – A homeless man who was supposed to be housesitting for his cousin is accused of stealing and crashing his cousin’s car.

The Kingsport Times News (http://bit.ly/1F3qHes ) reports 33-year-old Travis Lynn Stidham was arrested Sunday and sent to Hawkins County Jail. Stidham was asked to watch his cousin’s residence Friday and feed the dogs while his cousin and cousin’s wife went out of town.

Police say the couple returned Sunday afternoon with their car and $150 missing.

A Hawkins County Sheriff’s deputy says Stidham crashed the car into a light pole Sunday morning and was charged with driving on a suspended license and theft over $1,000.

It is unclear if Stidham has a lawyer.