Court for alleged Burlington 'sleeping burglar'

CREATED May 9, 2013

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RACINE - A suspect made a court appearance Thursday after allegedly stealing computers at a realty office in Burlington, then falling asleep at the crime scene.

A court commissioner is moving Christopher White's case forward.  White pleaded not guilty.

White stands accused of breaking into a Remax location in Burlington after a night of drinking and falling asleep on the job.

The alleged break-in took place about a week and a half ago.

"He broke the window in a back conference room with a rock," said Justin Mueller, who works at the Remax.

Investigators say White managed to take three computers outside, went into a basement, pulled a bear skin off the well, then fell asleep.

"This is officially his bedroom," joked Mueller.

Hours later, employees realized there was a break in.  They then called police.

"Nobody really knew he was still in the building, and the cop peeked through a window, and there he was, curled up on the bear rug laying in a little area," said Mueller.

Comfortable, but in trouble with the law.

"You can't fix stupid.  You can just arrest," joked Mueller.

According to court records, White admitted he had been drinking and was cold and tired.

His next court appearance comes in June.