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PROVO — A woman reportedly high on methamphetamine was arrested early Thursday morning after she broke into a man’s house before getting punched in the face.

Officers were dispatched to a burglary in progress near 100 South and 800 West in Provo. The caller met police at the door and said the suspected burglar, Deborah Dant, had just left the residence.551422790d07a_preview-620

According to police reports, the caller woke up in the middle of the night and saw a light flash on and off in his kitchen. He got up and found that a door he usually keeps open was closed. He looked inside and didn’t see anything suspicious. While he was looking around his apartment, the door he just opened was closed again.

He opened the door, looked behind the door and reportedly saw Dant hiding. The caller was startled by Dant, 39, and reportedly punched her in the face twice. Dant then ran out of the apartment and hid.

The caller said he didn’t know Dant.

Officers reportedly found Dant curled up in a ball, trying to conceal herself, near a fence bordering the residence.

Police reports state Dant was arrested immediately and appeared “extremely intoxicated and high.” As officers were taking her into custody, they reportedly found a small bag and syringe, which both tested positive for meth. She also had a loaded syringe in her bra when she was booked into the Utah County Jail.

Dant was arrested on suspicion of the following charges: one second-degree felony charge for possession of meth, one third-degree felony charge for burglary, and one class A misdemeanor for possession of paraphernalia.

Dant has an extensive criminal history and has been arrested for drug-related and burglary incidents several times in the past few years.

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