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Intoxicated man stumbles in to wrong house, prompting burglary call to Hastings police

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Hastings Minnesota 745 Spiral Boulevard 55033

A Hastings homeowner in the 400 block of West 12th Street had a surprise visitor at 2:36 a.m. Oct. 15. The homeowner awoke and called police when he heard what he thought was a burglar breaking into his house.


It turns out the burglar was just an intoxicated man who had entered the wrong house.

The would-be burglar entered the home and sat down at the dining room table, where he was enjoying a cup of coffee.

The homeowner confronted the confused man and eventually kicked him out. The man left his shoes behind and exited the home. The shoeless man has not yet been located.

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Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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