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Police in Dandenong, a suburb of Melbourne, Vic., Australia, were dispatched to a burglar alarm that had been activated at the Dandenong Magistrates’ Court at 3:00 a.m. Finding a broken window, officers searched inside and found a man sleeping in one of the rooms. “We don’t believe his intent was to burgle the premises,” said detective Senior Constable Tony Lavars. “I believe he was heavily alcohol-affected and possibly seeking shelter.” The unnamed 43-year-old man will have to pay for the damage to the window, but was not charged with any crime. (RC/Melbourne Herald Sun) ...When the courthouse looks like home, you may have an alcohol problem.
Original Publication Date: 03 May 2015
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