Police: Burglar said he was inside home to rest

LA PORTE, Texas -- A man charged in a burglary in La Porte, Texas reportedly made a rather unorthodox claim for why he was in someone's house. He said he needed a place to lie down, according to police.

La Porte police say the burglary happened Sunday in the 500 block of South Kansas Street.

When police arrived on a tip, they say they found a woman sitting in a parked vehicle and nearby saw numerous household and utility items on the ground by a fence near the house.

Police say they searched the home after finding an open door and found a man inside. He said he didn't live there and that he was disoriented and needed a place to lie down.

La Porte police say the homeowners were out of town and confirmed the man and women were not permitted to be in the home.

Chase Moody, 22, of Pasadena, is now charged with burglary of a habitation. Bobbie Wilkening, 22, of Katy, is charged with possession of marijuana.
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