Police nab burglary suspect with taste for pancakes

Police have arrested a suspect who they say was caught while taking a nap after having breakfast inside a Garrison Station house he burglarized.

According to officials, last Friday, 29-year-old William Townsend, of Brooklyn, broke into a home on Hudson River Lane, made himself pancakes, washed dishes and went on to steal some jewelry. He then laid down for a nap.

When homeowner Mary Schlick opened the door, she found the suspect fast asleep, police say. She quickly notified the authorities, who made the arrest.

Townsend is being held in Putman County Jail. He's been charged with burglary, and if convicted, he could face up to 15 years in prison.

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