Congressman Dennis Kucinich's Home Was Broken into and Ransacked

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), who represents the 10th Congressional District, arrived home on Monday to find that his home had been broken into and ransacked.

According to the Cleveland Division of Police, someone entered the home by using a rear window in the kitchen area. The incident is said to have occurred around 10pm on Sunday, and it was reported by someone other than Kucinich, although it is not clear what the person's relationship is to the lawmaker.

Kucinich's home is located on Cleveland's west side in the 1st District. In a statement, Kucinich said:

“I arrived from Washington on Monday, November 5 to discover that my home had been burglarized and ransacked. The Cleveland Police Department responded promptly and they are investigating."

Files and mementos were amongst the items strewn about the house. Nothing is believed to have been stolen.

Kucinich is planning to retire from Congress in January when his term is up after representing the 10th Congressional District for the past 16 years. His district was eliminated when Ohio reapportioned its House seats after 2010. 40 percent of it was merged into the new 9th Congressional District, and Kucinich lost to Marcy Kaptur in the primary.