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Man who woke up on Stamford neighbor’s apartment floor booked on burglary charge

October 2, 2018

STAMFORD — A city man was charged with burglary after startling the occupants of a Bedford Street apartment after he was allegedly found sleeping in the couple’s interior hallway following a night of partying.

Sgt. Brian Butler said at 7 a.m. Sunday morning police were called to the Residence on Bedford apartments on the report of a strange man sleeping on the floor outside the bedroom of a resident there.

Upon seeing the interloper, the man quickly got his wife out of their bedroom and they went into his daughter’s bedroom, where he locked the door and called 911.

Arriving police officers found Wilbert Bunch, 23, sleeping on the floor and woke him up, Butler said.

Bunch, who appeared severely disoriented, asked the officers why they were in his apartment. The officers then told him that he was in a fourth-floor apartment belonging to a stranger who called police when they saw him.

Bunch thought that he was in his seventh-floor apartment, Butler said.

Bunch explained that he was out the night before, when he lost his phone and keys.

“He did not recall how he ended up in the fourth-floor apartment, or even how he got into the apartment, but that is where he was awoken by us,” Butler said. “He was very apologetic and took full ownership of his mistake at which point he was brought down to headquarters.”

jnickerson@stamfordadvocate.com

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