Rochester woman awakes to find stranger sleeping on her couch
A Rochester woman woke up Tuesday night to find a stranger in her home. Fortunately, the intruder wasn't interested in taking anything or hurting anyone.
Police responded to the 1200 block of 4th Street NW around 9 p.m. The caller stated that a man had entered her residence and was sleeping on the couch.
The intruder, who was celebrating his 50th birthday, had apparently been looking for a party in the neighborhood. He told police that he had been out drinking at a nearby bar prior to entering the residence.
According to the police report: the man knocked on the door; when no one answered, he assumed it was a surprise party for him. He then entered the unlocked home; when he didn't see anyone inside, he figured they all must have went to bed.
Nothing was taken from the home. The man was given a ride to detox and cited for trespassing. No further charges are expected.
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