KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) - A man who was stopped by the off-duty officer boyfriend of the woman he had been stalking has admitted to breaking into her home.
Noah Buist, 34, pleaded guilty Friday in Kalamazoo to one count of first-degree home invasion and possession of burglary tools. His case was scheduled to go to trial Tuesday.
Buist broke into Laura Bolen's Texas Township home near Kalamazoo in April. When Bolen and her boyfriend returned home in the early morning hours after a sporting event, Bolen let her dog Oreo out of his cage.
Oreo ran downstairs into another room and began barking. Bolen's boyfriend followed Oreo and spotted a knife-wielding Buist hiding behind some curtains.
The boyfriend, a Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety officer, detained Buist until Kalamazoo County sheriff's deputies arrived.
Buist had been stalking Bolen -- with whom he had worked at the post office -- for some time without her knowledge, police said. He had apparently put a GPS tracking device on Bolen's car prior to the break-in.
Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 12.
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