Intruder found asleep in chair at Cloquet Goodwill storeAn early morning employee on his way to work last Saturday no doubt thought he was seeing things when he looked through the window of the Goodwill Store in downtown Cloquet. In
By: Wendy Johnson, Pine Journal
An early morning employee on his way to work last Saturday no doubt thought he was seeing things when he looked through the window of the Goodwill Store in downtown Cloquet. In a 911 report to Dispatch, the witness said a man wearing a maroon fleece shirt was sitting in a chair in a corner of the store.
Squads from the Cloquet Police Department responded immediately and found the glass in one of the store’s front doors had been broken along the Cloquet Avenue side of the building. Both doors were still locked, so police made entry through the broken panel.
When inside, officers discovered a 19-year-old man sound asleep in a chair near the front of the store. They also noted they detected a strong odor of alcohol on his presence.
At that point officers attempted to awaken the intruder, and when they did they stated he had difficulty telling them his date of birth and where he was.
The authorities said the man didn’t appear to have taken anything from the store, although they noted there was a pair of jeans on the floor near him alongside his cell phone, which was also on the floor.
The man was arrested and transported to the Carlton County jail, and charges against him were still pending at the time this issue of the Pine Journal went to press.