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Police: Intoxicated Westlake man calls authorities on roommate he mistakes as intruder

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Posted at 5:22 PM, Jan 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-25 17:54:42-05

WESTLAKE, Ohio — Police say an intoxicated Westlake man was arrested Thursday when he allegedly became belligerent regarding an "intruder" in his apartment who turned out to be someone who lived with him.

At around 4 p.m. Westlake police responded to an apartment near Center Ridge and Columbia roads for a caller who said he needed help getting an "intruder," who refused to leave, out of his apartment.

When police arrived, they found the caller and alleged intruder standing in the parking lot. Authorities said the caller appeared to be highly intoxicated. The "intruder" was able to provide police with paperwork showing they lived in the same apartment as the caller.

During all of this, police said they issued several commands to the man but he could not or would not follow their instructions. The instructions included staying away from a police K-9 who was sitting in an officer's vehicle.

Police took the man into custody and transported him to the city jail on a disorderly conduct charge.

While at the jail, the man took an alcohol test that came back nearly four times above the legal limit of what a person could drive with.

The man was allowed to sober up and released with a citation.