The burglar and the barbecue sauce

I am not sure quite how to interpret the following news item.  For me, the Fourth of July requires firing up the barbecue grill, for I consider genuine barbecue, as well as grilled hot dogs and hamburgers, part of our national culinary heritage. But what on earth are we to make of this account from  Wisconsin television station WWMT?

APPLETON, Wisc. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A couple telephoned police in the middle of the night after finding a man in their basement covered head to toe in barbecue sauce.

"He told the officers that it was urban camouflage," said the homeowner.

This happened in Wisconsin. [....]

The guy told officers he covered himself in barbecue sauce because he wanted to hide from the government.

He now faces burglary charges.

Hat tip: Susan L.

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