Police say it was a common burglar not an obsessed fan - who broke into the Bangor, Maine, home of horror writer Stephen King Saturday morning even though the man was carrying a fake bomb.

The suspect, Eric Keene, 26, of San Antonio, was discovered by King's wife, Tabitha, and he told her he had a bomb in his knapsack.Mrs. King fled to a neighbor's home and called police, who found Keene barricaded inside the attic with what turned out to be a fake bomb.