He’s lucky to be alive. You don’t suppose alcohol was a factor, do you?

Wisconsin couple wakes to find strange man sleeping in their bed

By Phil Pfuehler, Forum News Service Today at 3:57 p.m.

RIVER FALLS, Wis. — Over the weekend River Falls had its own modern twists on the “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” fairy tale, where Baby Bear exclaims, “Someone’s been sleeping in my bed, and she’s still there!”

It happened before dawn Saturday, July 9, in an apartment at 1119 State St.

A 32-year-old man felt something rubbing up against him. His girlfriend was sleeping next to him but it wasn’t her rubbing.

They both woke with a feeling that they weren’t alone in their bed.

He got up to flip on the bedroom light.

The light revealed a strange man sharing the bed. The male tenant woke the guy, who apologized for intruding in the couple’s apartment. The tenant quickly escorted him out the front door, the screen of which was damaged.

The suspect was described as black, 5-foot-10, wearing shorts, calf-high black socks, a T-shirt and sneakers.

A River Falls officer came to investigate. He followed a trail of spilled sticks of gum outside to where a cellphone was discovered in the grass.

The suspect, a 32-year-old St. Paul man, eventually showed up at the police station. He said he was sorry, but had goofed up by going into what he thought was his friend’s apartment.

He was given a $187 trespassing citation and, upon his release, had his sticks of gum and phone returned to him.

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