PUTNAM TWP. (WWJ/AP) – Authorities say an elderly Michigan couple got a surprise when a 27-year-old drunken man climbed into bed with them after mistakenly wandering into their cottage.
The man left his young children home alone nearby Saturday night in Putnam Township, about 40 miles west of Detroit, before showing up in the couple’s bedroom about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, according to The Livingston County Daily Press & Argus.
The 75-year-old man grabbed a handgun, left with his 72-year-old wife and called 911.
Responding officers found the intruder “heavily asleep with his shorts partly down,” and said he wouldn’t respond to their commands. Officers say they rolled the man over and placed him in handcuffs, which woke him up.
The man told investigators he had thought he was going home. He was held on suspicion on illegal entry and released on bond pending formal charges.
Police found the 2- and 4-year-old children sleeping at the man’s home, just doors down from the cottage. Officers contacted Child Protective Services and the children were placed with neighbors at their father’s consent.
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