Burglary suspects make it easier for police

Though burglaries are often difficult to solve, the task was made a bit easier by burglars in at least two East Coast towns within the past week.

In Sarasota, Florida, police have arrested a man they say broke into a home, then fell asleep on the couch.

The Bradenton Herald reports 29-year-old Timothy Bontrager was arrested Saturday morning.

Police say the resident woke up and found Bontrager sleeping on her living room couch. When she asked Bontrager what he was doing in her house, he apologized and left after she told him she was calling police.

Officials say the resident told them Bontrager entered through an unlocked sliding glass door in the back of the house. The resident then noticed her wallet, driver’s license, credit and debit cards as well as checks were missing from the table in the living room.

Bontrager was arrested a short time later. It was unclear if he had a lawyer.

And in New Haven, Connecticut, a burglar didn’t fall asleep, but he did identify himself.

Police say a woman reported a break-in at about 2:30 a.m. Monday at her home in New Haven.

The woman told police she asked who was in her hallway and the man replied “Bob” before fleeing out a back door.

Police say no one who lives in the apartment knows Bob, who apparently entered through an unlocked front door.

Police say it doesn’t appear anything was stolen from the apartment.