Man arrested after breaking into home, grabbing carving knife

Suspect says he was being chased by spiders, vampires, angels

By: Mary Beth Almond | Birmingham-Bloomfield Eagle | Published October 3, 2023

Jacob Vore


BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — A 41-year-old man was arrested after breaking into a home in Bloomfield Township, claiming he was being chased by spiders, vampires and angels.

Police say Jacob Vore, from Keego Harbor, was on foot when he allegedly used a pry bar to break into the residential basement window of a home on Turtle Lake Drive at approximately 3 a.m. Sept. 26.

The homeowner was reportedly awoken by the security alarm, armed himself, and then heard a commotion coming from the basement as he approached the top of the stairs.

The homeowner yelled down the stairs, and Vore reportedly responded that he was “being chased by spiders, vampires and angels.” As Vore moved up the spiral stairs, the homeowner yelled at Vore not to come upstairs and noted he was armed with a gun. Vore then reportedly told the homeowner to shoot him.

The homeowner fired one shot down the stairs but did not strike Vore, who retreated back down to the basement.

Vore exited the home when police arrived, and he was immediately taken into custody and taken to the Bloomfield Township Police Department.

Detectives reviewed security footage, which showed Vore holding a carving knife that he had taken from the knife block in the basement kitchen as he walked toward the stairs.

When interviewed by police, Vore reportedly stated, “I broke into the house,” and said “I wasn’t there to hurt anybody.”

Vore was charged in the 48th District Court on Sept. 28 with a one-count felony warrant for a home invasion in the first degree and was given a $100,000 cash bond. At press time, he was being lodged in the Oakland County Jail.

Detectives served a search warrant at Vore’s residence. No known stolen property was found.