The caller lived in the neighborhood and knew the house was normally vacant, because it was a property for rent. The caller said he saw lights and activity inside the home.
Two Snellville Police officers responded and checked out the house. One officer noticed that a window at the back of the home was open and the screen had been removed.
Officers entered through the window and began systematically checking the house. They finally found a man sitting in the dark, on the floor of one of the rooms downstairs. The suspect was intoxicated and explained to the officers that he had been kicked out of his house (on the same street) by his girlfriend.
Officers handcuffed the suspect, then checked out the rest of the residence. They found several beer cans in a room upstairs.
A wet area on the carpet in a room upstairs seemed to indicate that the suspect had urinated on the carpet.
Damage was also found on the back door of the house, where the suspect had apparently attempted to get in by kicking it.
Officers contacted the owner of the property by phone. The owner confirmed that no one had been given permission to be in the house.
The suspect was taken to Gwinnett County Jail and charged with public drunkenness, loitering, and prowling.
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