Drunken Man Tried to Make Coffee at Closed Convenience Store: Police

A Rhode Island man is accused of entering a Stonington, Connecticut convenience store after hours to get coffee and cigarettes while he was drunk. 

The Westerly Sun reports 51-year-old Aaron Bradford Ellison, of Warwick, was arrested Sunday for driving under the influence.

Police said Ellison entered the Henny Penny store in the village of Pawcatuck around 3 a.m. Sunday, setting off the alarm, and responding officers found Ellison at the store's back counter, attempting to make coffee. 

Ellison told officers he thought the store was open and said he wanted to buy coffee, cigarettes and a lighter. 

Investigators learned the store clerk hadn't locked the door before leaving but had set the alarm. 

Ellison posted a $1,000 bond. He's due in court July 25. 

It's unclear whether Ellison has a lawyer.

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