The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is trying to determine whether a 22-year-old Half Moon Bay man intentionally tried to break into a neighbor's home early Monday morning or if he was just too drunk to tell which house was his, a sheriff's spokesman said.
Deputies responded to a call from a resident reporting an attempted break-in at a home in the 100 block of Poplar Street at about 5 a.m., sheriff's Lt. Larry Schumaker said. A man with no pants wearing a red baseball cap and white underwear had reportedly tried to enter at least one home, possibly two, Schumaker said.
Deputies searched the neighborhood and failed to find an intruder, but did locate a pair of pants, and in the pocket they found a wallet containing the man's identification.
The man was located in bed at his parents' home nearby, passed out from alcohol, sheriff's officials said. Schumaker said it appears that he might have been too intoxicated to determine which home was his parents' on the first try, though the case remains under investigation as a possible attempted break-in.
--Bay City News