HALIFAX — A drunken man stumbled into a Halifax-area home early Friday, making himself tea and a snack before taking a nap on the stranger's sofa.
Police said the man entered the unlocked Timberlea, N.S., residence and had a cup of tea with some jam on a tortilla wrap before falling into a deep sleep on the living room sofa.
RCMP said the homeowner woke up just before 3 a.m. to find the intoxicated man sleeping soundly and called police.
"He wasn't too excited when we attended and woke him up and had to take him off to jail," Cpl. Dal Hutchinson said.
A 20-year-old Beaverbank man is facing charges of being unlawfully in a dwelling-house, illegal possession, and three counts of breach of probation.
He will appear in Halifax provincial court on Aug. 1 to answer the charges.
The Mounties are reminding residents to lock their doors to prevent uninvited guests from entering homes.
"You wouldn't want any unwanted guests showing up and helping themselves to what isn't theirs," Hutchinson said. "It would be very unsettling to get up and find someone having a nap on your sofa."