This story was written and reported by Ashley Tarr. It was posted by Tom Auchterlonie.
A 42-year-old Bedford man is accused of entering a local home and falling asleep—with his pants off—on the couch, Bedford police say.
Benito A. Jara-Caballero is facing a misdemeanor charge of second-degree criminal trespassing following a May 5 incident at a Bedford Hills home, according to Lt. Jeffrey Dickan of the Bedford Police Department.
The defendant, who appeared to be intoxicated at the time, reportedly entered the unlocked residence, removed his pants and fell asleep on the couch. The homeowner and his 13-year-old daughter discovered Jara-Caballero sometime before 6 that morning.The complainant, who snapped a photo of the intruder for identification purposes, told police he advised Jara-Caballero to leave, and threw him his pants as he walked out.
Police believe the family's dog escaped from the home at some point during the incident, as officers on patrol around 5:55 a.m. noticed the loose animal heading down Babbitt Hill Road. The animal was running toward its home, and when it arrived, the complainant flagged down the passing officials.
By that time the defendant had fled the scene. He was located a short distance away in a wooded area along Bedford Road. Jara-Caballero posted $250 bail and was released pending an appearance in Bedford Justice Court Thursday.
Editor's note: Bedford Police provided this information. It does not indicate a conviction.