Deputies say Hammond man broke into home, fell asleep

Johnny Lee Williams/ Courtesy of TPSO
Johnny Lee Williams/ Courtesy of TPSO

Hammond -- Tangipahoa Parish deputies say they arrested a Hammond man who broke into an apartment and fell asleep on the resident's couch.

It happened Sunday at an apartment on Quick Boulevard.  "The complaint advised that [the female resident] woke up at approximately 5:30 AM, to find a strange man sleeping on her sofa in his underwear," reads a news release from the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office. "She demanded he leave at once, but he refused. Another occupant in the residence had to physically throw the man out of the apartment."

The resident told deputies she was armed with a pistol and could have shot the man, identified as 33-year-old Johnny Lee Williams of Quick Boulevard.

Williams allegedly was trying to break into another apartment nearby when deputies arrived and ordered him to the ground.  He was taken into custody and charged with unauthorized entry and attempted unauthorized entry of an inhibited dwelling.