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University of Delaware Police have charged Franklin Blunt III, 19, formerly of Dover, in connection with a burglary at the grounds garage and campus shops at Delaware Stadium on Sunday and Monday, Oct. 24-25.
According to UD Police reports, Blunt broke into the grounds garage on the north end of Delaware Stadium through a window and then removed tools and two cans of spray paint some time on Sunday. He sprayed objects inside the garage and both sides of a door. “UD” was painted on the door with a line on it. He then entered the campus shop on the west side of the stadium by breaking a lock and used nail polish to paint “UD” on the counter and steal clothing. The door to the campus shop on the east side of the stadium had the lock pried open, and tools taken from the grounds garage were found next to the door. Nothing appears to have been taken from the east side campus shop, but a nearby ATM was tampered with.
Early Monday morning, UD Police found Blunt inside a concession stand cooking a hotdog. His fingernails were painted blue, the same color as the graffiti inside the west stadium campus shop.
During an interview, Blunt confessed to the Sunday evening incident and assisted detectives in recovering the seven jackets he had stolen.
He was committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $9,750 secured bond, and he was ordered to have no contact with the University.
Anyone with information is asked to contact University of Delaware Police at 302.831.2222.