Police find man asleep on potato warehouse couch after he allegedly broke in to dry off
GRAFTON, N.D.—A man is facing charges after police say he broke into a potato warehouse in rural Grafton, hung up his wet clothes and slept in his boxers on a couch after a night in the bar.
Shane Mickel Lafountain, 26, is facing a charge of burglary and criminal mischief. He could spend up to five years behind bars if convicted.
An officer was called to the rural warehouse early Friday morning after the building's renters said the entryway was damaged and curtains were closed, and they found a man asleep on a couch. Lafountain was still asleep on the office couch when the officer arrived, the affidavit said.
The glass window pane was knocked out of the door frame, and there was insulation and shovels scattered in the entryway, the affidavit said. Nothing else in the building was reported missing or damaged.
Lafountain told the officer he got lost after he had been in Grafton drinking at a bar with a family member who lives in Grafton, the affidavit said. Lafountain said he was cold and wet from the rain and entered the building to dry off, according to the affidavit. He allegedly told officers he climbed through a hole to get into the building and said the damage to the entryway was there before he arrived.
Officers said his damp clothes were hung throughout the building.