> I think even a homeless person can come up with a pad of paper somewhere if he really wanted to.
Of course he could. The more I think about it, the more I get the feeling that the intruder didn't decide on the kidnapping until after he was in the house. I think he was planning on grabbing JonBenet to molest her in her bed, in the basement, or who knows where, after the Mom and Dad went to sleep, but came up with his "brilliant" plan while hanging around waiting for them to come home.
One of the reasons I've found the "Midnight Burglar" so appealing as a suspect - as I've said ad nauseum - would be if there was a single person in Boulder one would have expected to find roaming around his house on the night of Dec. 25, 1996, he is the one. In one of the True Crime books I've read, I recall a cop saying something like every burglar has a rapist inside just waiting for the right moment to jump out and take over.
I think I'll do a theory along these lines and post it as soon as I get the time. It will tie together a lot of the points I have made over and over and over for the past five years, and I think they will come together nicely.