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Deputies: Burglar found sleeping under man's bed

Charles Alexander (Source: Spartanburg Co. Detention Center) Charles Alexander (Source: Spartanburg Co. Detention Center)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A man is accused of breaking into a Spartanburg home and falling asleep underneath a bed, discovered by the homeowner, according to deputies.

Spartanburg County deputies said the homeowner arrived to find a stranger asleep underneath his bed, waking him up and detained him while he called 911. 

The unknown man was able to walk off from the Longwood Drive home, but was later located in front of Virginia College, deputies said.

When investigators asked the man why he was in the home, the suspect initially denied being there but then said he has seizures and does not know how he wound up in the home, according to the sheriff's office report.

Deputies said the man, identified as 33-year-old Charles Alexander, consented to a search and officers found a Hot Spot card, address book and lighter that belonged to the homeowner along with some marijuana.

Alexander was initially placed under arrest on a drug possession charge when deputies said the homeowner's son notified them that he found a backpack under the bed that had clothes and costume jewelry inside. According to the report, the backpack had been empty and the items were removed form dressers and a closet.

Deputies said the homeowner had left a ladder next to the bedroom window and they believed that was how Alexander entered.

Alexander was also charged with two counts of petit larceny, two counts of burglary and a second drug charge, according to jail records.

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