Man claims he was sleepwalking during Oklahoma City burglary

    Christopher Grant, 42, was arrested Jan. 10 in Oklahoma City on a complaint of first degree burglary. (Oklahoma County Jail)

    Police say a man claimed he was sleepwalking following a late night burglary at a northwest Oklahoma City home.

    Oklahoma City Police Department reports show that at 11:30 p.m. Jan. 10 officers were called to a burglary in process at a home in the 3900 block of NW 33 Street.

    Police spoke with the occupants of the home who stated they were in their bedroom watching television when they heard a loud bang. One of the residents grabbed a baseball bat and searched the home and allegedly found 42-year-old Christopher Grant in the garage.

    The occupant confronted Grant who ignored him and walked out of the residence without saying a word. Grant then went to a van parked nearby and sat inside.

    When police arrived at the scene they found Grant "passed out or asleep" in the front seat of the vehicle. Grant told police that he had given a woman a ride home and then had fallen asleep and must have been "sleep walking" when he broke into the home.

    Police noted that Grant had to climb six steep steps to reach the front door of the home and he also had to break through a dead-bolted door. Officers were unable to find the woman to corroborate his story.

    Grant was later arrested on a complaint of first degree burglary.

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