Police: Man broke into church, drank holy wine, fell asleep

An Everett man, 41, was arrested after he was found in a Cady Road church Sunday morning.

EVERETT — A man was found asleep in an Everett church early Sunday morning, after reportedly drinking wine typically used for religious purposes.

He was arrested for investigation of second-degree burglary, according to court documents.

Around 8:20 a.m., a woman was getting the Cady Road church ready for service when she found the man and called 911.

“She discovered an unknown male laying on the ground,” the police report said. “It appeared that the male had passed out from drinking the wine found inside the church.”

She also noticed a shattered door window with glass on the floor. It was not broken the night before, she told officers.

She said no one else had permission to be on the property at that time. Police found the Everett man, 41, asleep inside. He is homeless, court records show.

“Due to the circumstances there was probable cause to believe that he forced entry into the property, remained on the property without permission and committed additional theft by consuming wine belonging to the church,” court papers said.

He was booked into the Snohomish County Jail. He was still behind bars Monday afternoon, according to an online database.

Stephanie Davey: 425-339-3192; sdavey@heraldnet.com; Twitter: @stephrdavey.

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