Sturtevant police say a drunk man walked uninvited into a home there and told officers he was just trying to get home to Milwaukee.
Enoc Garcia, 45, was charged Monday in Racine County Circuit Court with one misdemeanor each of criminal trespass and disorderly conduct. If convicted, he faces up to a year in prison and/or up to $11,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint, police responded at 7:15 p.m. Sunday to a home on Broadway for a report of a man who tried to break into the house. When officers arrived, the homeowners told them they were preparing dinner with a man – later identified as Garcia – walked into their home through the unlocked back door uninvited.
Police say one of the residents managed to push Garcia back outside and lock the door, but the defendant started knocking on the door. The male resident retrieved his gun and told Garcia he would shoot him if he came back inside. Garcia raised an orange water gun in the air but left without further incident.
Garcia was located in a nearby wooded area but wouldn’t answer questions, the complaint reads, other than to say he was just trying to get home. Officers noted in their report the strong odor of intoxicants coming from Garcia and write that they are familiar with him.
Officers say that relatives in the area confirmed Garcia was in town for Father’s Day, and they’d taken his keys because they were afraid he was drunk and would try to drive home despite having a revoked license for previous operating while intoxicated charges.
Garcia remains in the Racine County Jail on a $300 cash bond. He will next be in court July 23 for a pre-trial conference.