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Celine Dion's home is target of break-in, with attempted bathing

September 7, 2011 | 10:20 am

Celine Dion

It's one thing to deal with a stalker. The Montreal-area home of Celine Dion, on the other hand, was targeted by a would-be soaker.

Daniel Bedard was arrested Monday in chateau Dion after allegedly breaking in, helping himself to a snack and drawing a "nice warmish bath," according to police, who showed up after an alarm went off. 

"The suspect was coming down the big staircase and was asking: 'Hey, guys what are you doing here?' " police spokesman Franco Di Genova told the Associated Press.

"So the officers replied, 'What are you doing here?' And they proceeded to put him under arrest."

Dion, husband René Angélil and their three children were not at the Montreal-area home at the time of the break-in. They have an elaborate estate in Jupiter Island, Fla., and a four-bedroom house 30 miles off the Strip in Las Vegas, where the singer has a concert deal running through March 2014 at Caesars Palace.

Bedard, 36, allegedly jumped a fence onto the property, then got into the house using a garage door opener found in an unlocked vehicle. He was arraigned Tuesday on charges of breaking and entering, auto theft and causing property damage.


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-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Celine Dion in March at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times