Sheriff: Teens can't get whiskey-drinking, TV-watching man off couch
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -- George Martin was having a nice evening last Thursday, sitting on the couch, watching TV and drinking whiskey. It probably would have been even better without those two kids trying to get him to leave their house.
According to the Spokane Sheriff's Office, 15-year-old boy was playing with a friend outside his house in the 13400 block of East 12th Avenue around 5 p.m. when his friend went inside to see what time it was.
The teens were shocked to find a man, later identified as the 44-year-old Martin, sitting on the couch and drinking from a large bottle of whiskey, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Martin reportedly refused to leave the house, so the teens grabbed a knife and locked themselves in the basement before calling 911.
According to the Sheriff's Office, deputies arrived to find Martin sitting on the couch and watching TV with a bottle of whiskey on the table next to him.
Martin reportedly thought he was at a Spokane address more than 10 miles away to meet someone named "Jeanie."
According to the Sheriff's Office, Martin was confused how he got into the house, telling deputies, "Maybe I shimmied through that window" while pointing to a window that was sealed tight with duct tape. It appears he actually came in through the unlocked front door.
Martin was arrested for investigation of criminal trespassing.