Demetrius Sydnor and Robert Fields took condoms at gunpoint, cops say


If you're going to break into a home for some cold-hard cash, you might as well steal something for your celebrations after you escape. A good stash of stolen condoms usually does the trick. Our motherly instinct tempts us to give the dudes a high-five for practicing safe sex.

Two men have been charged with breaking into a Hopkins home, trying to tie up two people inside, and then trying to escape with cash and condoms in hand. They failed.

Demetrius Lavell Sydnor, 22, and Robert Wilford Fields, 19, allegedly broke into the home with a gun on Monday around 5:45 p.m. Neighbors saw the men entering the home and heard screaming, so they called police.

The men allegedly tried to tie the two people up with hockey tape and forced them into an attic. When police entered the home, they arrested Fields. Syndor jumped from a second-floor and escaped.

After a search of the area, police found Syndor hiding in a port-a-potty. How pathetic. They found $550 and condoms taken from the home. He also had the gun allegedly used to enter the home.

Connie Kurtz, Hopkins police public information officer, said the motive is still under investigation. "It initially didn't appear to be a targeted attack," she says.

Now they both face six felony counts including robbery, burglary, and kidnapping.