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Drunk teen wanders into Sacramento home, scares family

May 14, 2012 |  8:43 am


A drunk 19-year-old college freshman wandered into a Sacramento home over the weekend, woke up the residents and began chatting with them.

The teen, identified by residents as Alex, apparently had way too much to drink before entering the home on La Riviera Drive through the back door about 3 a.m. Saturday.

Once inside, he stopped in the bedroom of Mary Sanchez, who was awakened by a tap on the shoulder.

"He said, 'Can I come lay in bed with you?' and I said no," Sanchez told Fox40 in Sacramento.

Alex then began talking on his phone and waking up others in the house, including Sanchez's grandson, Will Snyder.

"He then started mouthing off to me, and I'm like, 'What is this guy doing mouthing off to me in my own home at 3 a.m.?'" Snyder said.

He and his grandmother at first thought the student was a friend of another person who lived in the home, but then they figured out he wasn't.

"I grabbed my hatchet and somehow got the blade around his throat. He calmed down at that point," Snyder said.

The teen freed his hands from a zip tie they put on him and jumped out a window through the screen, but Snyder caught up with him down the street and held him until police arrived.

When reached later by Fox40, Alex, a freshman at Cal State Sacramento, said he didn't recall what had happened and promised to repay the family for any damages. No charges were expected to be filed.


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-- FOX40 Sacramento