GERMANTOWN, WI - A homeowner started 2019 with quite the surprise when she woke to find a stranger in their dog's bed.
A Germantown, Wisconsin partygoer entered the wrong house. Intoxicated and confused at 3:20 a.m., police say the young man crawled into the dog bed next to a 150-pound Mastiff.
Lynn Sarver said he woke up at 5:15 a.m. Tuesday to find the intruder fast asleep with her dog Benton also asleep, partially on top of the man.
"We ran into the kitchen and grabbed a knife," Sarver said. "We definitely were scared."
The man was drunk and apparently mistook Sarver's house for his own, just a few doors down.
"Seeing somebody sleeping with my dog, is - weird, you know?" Sarver said. "He was very apologetic."
No charges were filed against the man, and he went back to his correct home.
Sarver says she's already got a New year's resolution lined up for 2019.
"Lock your doors. Lock your doors, yeah for sure," she said.