Drunk Burglar Falls Asleep In Closet: Cops

A 52-year-old man broke into a New Haven home after a night of drinking and fell asleep in a closet, according to police.

Officers responded to the home on Ivy Street around 12:10 a.m. on Easter Sunday after the homeowner called 911.

The 43-year-old man told police he came home and noticed a broken window in his kitchen and blood on the floor.  He searched the house and found Robert Mero passed out drunk in his bedroom closet.

Officers woke Mero and asked him why he was in the victim's home.  Mero told them he broke in, according to police.

He was taken to Yale-New Haven hospital for treatment of his injuries and then charged with second-degree burglary and criminal mischief.

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