Burglar found sleeping in car

Oct. 11, 2011 at 2:00 PM
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MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Florida police said a man accused of burglarizing several cars was arrested after the owner of one of the vehicles drove it away with him sleeping in the back.

Miami Beach police said Joe Jesus German, 19, stole property from several vehicles Sunday in a valet parking garage at the Fontainebleau Resort before falling asleep in the back of a white Infinity, WTVJ-TV, Miami, reported Tuesday.

"The defendant was later located inside of a vehicle he burglarized, by the vehicle owner who was driving home and found defendant passed out in his back seat," the arrest report said.

Alan Rodriguez, the vehicle's owner, said he was driving with his uncle when they noticed the man sleeping in the back, WFOR-TV, Miami, reported.

"I thought he was hiding at first," Rodriguez said.

The men called police and German was arrested on five counts of burglary. Police said they found the keys to several vehicles in his possession.

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