Family finds intoxicated stranger in their bathroom

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SALT LAKE CITY -- A family awoke just after midnight Friday morning to find a stranger in their bathroom.

Police say the man walked into a house near 25th South and Lincoln Street shortly after midnight Friday. When the homeowner confronted him, the suspect said he'd been at a party, and must have walked into the wrong house.

Lt. James Tracy of the Salt Lake City Police Department said, "The gentleman asked the man what he was doing in his house, and the guy, or the suspect, said basically he was at a party and walked into the wrong house."

Police say the homeowner tried to hold the man until officers arrived, but he got away and ran through the neighborhood.

Brad Wright, 21, was arrested after a short chase through parts of the Forest Dale Golf Course. A police dog tracked him and found him hiding in a nearby garage.

Wright was booked into jail for trespassing, public intoxication and fleeing.

Police say people might be surprised how often they respond to intoxicated subjects who've walked into the wrong house. The homeowner, though, thinks something else may have been afoot. Later that morning, he found evidence that somebody had tried to break into his van.


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