Esperance Express reports that the 36-year-old man allegedly forced his way into the woman's home on Friday afternoon and helped himself to a bottle of Louis Perdrier Champagne.
"It must have been quite potent," ABC Esperance reports Senior Sergeant Richard Moore as saying, because the burglar promptly fell asleep in her bed. Pictures provided by Esperance Police to local media show at least six bottles of chilled champagne by the woman's bed. Only one, however, appears to have been drunk.
When the woman returned home and discovered, to her horror, the man in her bedroom, she crept outside and called the police.
The man was taken to hospital after being found "very intoxicated." He reportedly recorded a blood alcohol reading of eight times the legal driving limit.
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