OCONEE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) — A man is accused of breaking into a home and stealing a watermelon early Tuesday morning in Oconee County, S.C.

According to the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched at 3:34 a.m. to a house on S. Highway 11 in reference to reports of a burglary. Once deputies arrived on the scene, deputies made contact with 26-year-old Hugo Mateo Severo-Bautista of Walhalla.

Severo-Bautista told deputies that his vehicle ran out of gas and he left it in the parking lot of a
business in the city of Walhalla.

The sheriff’s office said Severo-Bautista also told deputies that he walked down Highway 11 and then made entry into the house where he took a can of soda and some watermelon because he was thirsty and hungry.

The homeowners told deputies that Severo-Bautista had spoken to them inside of their home and they had asked him to leave.

Severo-Bautista was arrested at the scene and was charged with first-degree burglary and petty larceny. He is currently being held in the Oconee County Detention Center.