Jeffrey Blue Miller's crimes were heinous, but he thought he had a great excuse. The reason that he broke into an 85-year-old Los Alamitos woman's home in July 2006, threatened to kill her, slugged her in the head and face, dragged her around by her hair and penetrated her vagina and rectum with foreign objects–including a water hose–was not for the three $20 bills he found while ransacking the home.
After Orange County Sheriff's Department deputies arrested the unemployed construction worker/employed burglar at the scene based on a tip, Miller said he wasn't responsible for his actions because a day before the break-in he entered a tented San Clemente apartment building undergoing fumigation to rescue a cat.
–R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly