Friendswood teen caught sleeping in house used for party while homeowners away

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on June 25, 2013 at 7:02 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 25 at 7:06 PM

HOUSTON—A Friendswood teen was found sleeping in the bedroom of a home police believe was broken into and used to throw a wild house party while the homeowners were away.

Joshua Bradley Knight, 17, was charged Saturday with burglary of a habitation.

A woman told police that she was watching over a house while the owners were out of town. When she went to check on the residence, the yard crew told her that the front door window was broken.

She located the damaged window, then went to check on the rest of the house.

To her surprise, she found a young man sleeping on one of the bedroom floors. She immediately called police.

When police arrived, they logged the license plate of a black Chevrolet Silverado in front of the residence, then went to check out the house. 

Once inside, police found the house littered with broken glass, beer cans and ping pong balls, but the sleeping man was gone and so was the truck that had been previously parked out front. They speculated that the sleeping intruder somehow snuck out the back while they were inside checking the property.

A short time later, an officer spotted the pickup and pulled it over. The house sitter positively identified the driver, Knight, as the person she saw inside the house. Police also searched Knight’s truck and allegedly found marijuana, a glass pipe and a digital scale. He was then taken into custody.

Police believe there had been a party at the house the night before. They also found a driver’s license in the backyard they believe was left behind by another partygoer.

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