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Apr 30, 2013 5:01 PM by NBC News

Office burglar falls asleep under bear-skin rug

(WTMJ) A Goldilocks-like burglar is in jail after settling down in an office that was "just right".

"He broke the window in a back conference room," said realtor Justin Mueller about how a burglar broke into a Burlington, Wisconsin Remax office building.

The break-in involved alcohol, a bear skin and White.

"You can't fix stupid. You can just arrest it," said Mueller to TODAY'S TMJ4's Melissa McCrady.

It was Friday morning.

Investigators say Christopher White broke into the office, grabbed three computers, set them outside the front door, then went back in for more.

They believe he went into the basement, pulled a bear skin off the wall, then fell asleep.

"This is officially his bedroom," joked Mueller.

Employees got to work around 8:30 a.m., realized there had been a break-in, looked around, then called police.

An employee told McCrady that no one knew he was in the building, the police officer peeked through a window, then saw the alleged burglar curled up on the bear skin.

A short time later, authorities arrested White.

"The fact he was still inside the building was mind blowing," said Mueller.

Court documents say White "admitted that he had gone out drinking the night before, and "he was just cold and tired."

Police say White also tried to break into an apartment building earlier that night.

He faces two burglary charges.

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