Intruder falls asleep on couch


A man is currently facing charges after breaking into an Evansville home and falling asleep on the couch.

The incident happened around 3 a.m Thursday. 

“It sounded like the roof was caving in.”

Al Johnson says he heard a loud noise from his living room.

Still half asleep he got up and walked to the hall where he found his new tv on the floor.

“Turned around went back got in bed thought about it for a minute and realized there’s no way my cat could have knocked over that tv.”

Johnson says he got back up and walked further down the hall into the living room where he found a half-naked man on his couch. 

 “I told him you’re not supposed to be in here I don’t know who you are but you need to get out. He stood up fell over on the tv and broke it again. And then crawled back to the couch he was very disoriented slurring his words obviously he was out of it.”

Unaware of what the man was going to do next, Johnson ran back to his room.

“I was pretty nervous I was shook up. I backed off into the bedroom and called 911 and told them I had an intruder in here and he’s tearing stuff up.”

Johnson then called his son to tell him what was going on. 

 ” I said well what in the world are the cops doing there, he said I had some guy on my dang on the couch when I walked in here I said oh my goodness.”

When he got to his father’s home he noticed something that may have given them clues as to where the man came from.

“neighbors door is still wide open since yesterday so I’m guessing he was staying with him and maybe got kicked out because he said he didn’t have any clothes on when he came over here.”

Johnson also thought he may have just wandered into the neighborhood since they’ve never seen him in the area before.

Either way, Johnson Jr. says incidents like this should influence officials to be more proactive.

“Get these drunks off the streets or something get these guys some help I mean you can’t just wander around and walk in peoples houses because your intoxicated.”

Police did arrest 55-year-old Keith Kraps who was taken to the hospital before he was booked into the Vanderburgh County jail.

 Kraps is charged with residential entry and criminal mischief.

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(This story was originally published on February 21 2019)

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