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March 11, 2011 > Police: Drunken US burglar gets stuck inside house

Police: Drunken US burglar gets stuck inside house

Submitted By AP Wire Service

WILMINGTON, Delaware (AP), Jan 06 - Authorities in Delaware say a man broke into a house, got drunk and couldn't make his way back outside - so he called police for help.

Police say 44-year-old John Finch was trapped in the home in part because he'd broken into it before, back in April. That led the homeowner to change the locks so that a key was required - even inside.

Police say no one was home when Finch broke in again, through a rear window. He stayed for a few days, drinking five bottles of liquor. He was too drunk to climb back out of the window, however, and called police, who arrested him.

Finch faces charges in both break-ins but has yet to make a court appearance. There was no indication Finch has retained an attorney.

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