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Police: Burglar took hot shower and nap, not much else

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Monday, Sep. 12, 2011, at 12:18 p.m.
  • Updated Tuesday, Sep. 13, 2011, at 6:19 a.m.

Goldilocks could probably relate to a man arrested over the weekend in southeast Wichita.

Police say a 35-year-old homeless man broke into a house on Saturday afternoon and began collecting items he planned to steal.

While he was there, however, he found the opportunity for a hot shower and a nap in a nice bed too much to resist.

He was still asleep when the couple that lives at the house in the 1500 block of East Wassall, near Pawnee and Hydraulic, returned home about 5 p.m. on Saturday, Lt. Steve Kenney said.

The couple found the intruder in the bedroom frantically trying to pull on clothes owned by the husband. They called 911, and officers found the burglar hiding in a closet.

The man was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail.

Reach Stan Finger at 316-268-6437 or sfinger@wichitaeagle.com.

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