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Woman says she woke, found intruder asleep in home

Updated Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 | 3:20 a.m.

MOUNT DORA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman says she awoke to find an intruder asleep on her couch.

Police say they arrested the man Tuesday at a home in Mount Dora and charged him in connection with some recent business burglaries.

Orlando station WFTV (http://bit.ly/1bKVvTb ) reports the woman heard snoring coming from her living room while she made her coffee.

She said she then found the man asleep on her couch, covered with a blanket, and that he had helped himself to a beer from her refrigerator before falling sleep.

When police arrived, they say they woke him up by removing the blanket and found him holding a butcher knife taken from the kitchen. Police say evidence found on the man linked him to recent burglaries and a car break-in.

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Information from: WFTV-TV, http://www.wftv.com/index.html