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Sleepy trespasser racks up felony charge

Douglas C. Laughlin

Douglas C. Laughlin

PRESCOTT , Arizona - A man who police said had been drinking when he went into a women's halfway house and fell asleep in a bed was charged with criminal trespassing.

Douglas C. Laughlin II, 41, was arrested after the treatment center manager called police to report that Laughlin refused to leave the facility in the 400 block of N. Virginia Street, a police report said.

Laughlin had come in and appropriated a bed for himself, the manager said, and had to be told about six times to leave before he finally did, just before an officer's arrival.

The officer located Laughlin, who reportedly smelled of alcohol and admitted he'd had "too much" too drink. When asked why he had gone into the house, Laughlin denied that he had and said he didn't remember anything.

He was booked on a charge of first-degree criminal trespassing.


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