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By Elizabeth Kruska
Ever have it when you don’t expect to find police in your kitchen? But then you leave the room for a second, and bam! Cops in the kitchen.
That’s sort of what happened here. Christian Allis lived with his girlfriend. Back in October of 2015, police got a call about what looked like a car crash. They arrived on scene and found Christian’s pickup truck in a ditch, and some evidence nearby suggesting the truck had crashed. They ran the plate, learned who the owner was, and learned where he lived. They travelled to the house to try to find out what was going on.
The police knocked on the door, which was answered by Christian’s girlfriend. They asked for him, and she said he was upstairs. She turned to go get him, and unbeknownst to her, they came in behind her. When she returned, she was a little surprised to find a pair of cops in her kitchen. The police believed that when she said she’d go get him and turned that it was an implied invitation for them to come in behind her.