From The 'You Should Lock The Damned Door' Department
February 21, 2008 at 5:55 AM (PT)
A BRIDGETON, NJ man who fled the scene of an accident, was later found by officers sleeping inside a local radio station office, according to police, reports THE BRIDGETON NEWS. Officers were dispatched to CLEAR COMMUNICATIONS WMIZ-A and WVLT at 4:10a to find 25-year-old ALEXANDER BALLESTEROS in a chair in the building's foyer.
According to police, BALLESTEROS stated he had been dropped off at the business by a friend earlier that evening and let himself in through the front door, which was apparently unlocked. However, BALLESTEROS later admitted he had been in an earlier car accident at 2:25a., and fled the scene because he was scared.
Rev. EUSEBIO SERRANO was the first to discover the sleeping man, at 3:30a, on his way into the building to prepare a morning sermon that would later be broadcast over the radio. SERRANO initially decided to let the man sleep. However, he decided to alert the authorities at 4a, when BALLESTEROS suddenly got up and defecated on the bathroom floor.
BALLESTEROS was arrested without incident and later charged with criminal trespassing and various motor vehicle violations regarding the earlier hit-and-run accident.