A St. Louis County man who broke into a home and was caught frying bacon in the kitchen has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis County man who broke into a home and was caught frying bacon in the kitchen has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/RGVKS8 ) reports that the sentence was handed down Friday for 37-year-old Damon Petty of Ferguson. He pleaded guilty to first-degree burglary on Tuesday.

Authorities say a University City woman returned home in September 2011 and caught Petty making bacon in the kitchen. He has a long criminal record dating back several years.