Florida police catch burglar napping on job, post the photo on Facebook

10 Sep 2014

Photo via Sarasota County Sheriff's Office Facebook page

Burgling is such tiring work, as shown by a photo police officers in Florida snapped and shared on Facebook of a suspect snoozing away on a bed with a bag of jewelry beside him.

A housekeeper arrived at her client’s home in Nokomis, Florida, on Monday to discover an open kitchen window – and a 29-year-old man asleep on a bed, with stolen goods next to him.

“Talk about falling asleep on the job,” the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office wrote on its Facebook page, accompanied by the hashtag #FloriDUH.

“A cleaning lady called deputies Monday morning when she found Dion Davis inside her client’s Nokomis home. He was passed out with a bag full of stolen jewelry next to him on the bed and didn’t even notice the deputies taking pictures!”

After somewhat of a rude awakening, the officers took Davis into custody and charged him with burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, Sarasota Patch reported. Davis was not armed.

Officers found open drawers in the home and clear evidence of burglary.

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic