Stanley Wayne Carter also admits stealing belongings while the homeowner and her children were out of the house in Plains Township, about 100 miles from Philadelphia.
The 21-year-old from Trumann, Ark., pleaded guilty Tuesday in Luzerne County Court to burglary, trespassing and other offenses.
When asked if he had anything to say to homeowner Stacy Ferrance and her family, he said, "I'm sorry."
Carter had been staying with Ferrance's neighbors, whom he knew. But when they asked him to leave, he went into the attic shared by the two homes and lived there for 10 days in December.
He'll be sentenced in July.
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