Idaho’s Hot Tub Bandit Arrested and Charged
CASCADE, Idaho (AP) — Valley County authorities say they have arrested and charged a man for trespassing on to a vacation home and taking a long and illegal soak in the hot tub. The Valley County Sheriff’s Office identified the so-called “Hot Tub Bandit” Tuesday as 48-year-old Bryan M. Baines of Boise. Baines is charged with trespassing, unlawful entry and malicious injury to property for his actions at a home near the Horsethief Reservoir. Investigators used security video they allege shows Baines soaking in the hot tub on the night of June 6. Baines is accused of damaging the hot tub cover and other components and trying to break into the home. Baines told The Associated Press Tuesday he intends to appear in court next month and take responsibility for his actions.