Terrified roommates wake up on New Year's Day to find a stranger asleep next to their 150-pound dog

Terrified roommates grab knives after waking up on New Year's Day to find a drunk stranger fast asleep next to their 150-pound Mastiff - in the 'guard dog's' BED

  • The 24-year-old man had overindulged while out celebrating New Year's Eve
  • He lives two doors down from Lynn Sarver in Waukesha and got the wrong house
  • He said he didn't remember anything and Sarver declined to press charges T

By Miranda Aldersley For Dailymail.com

Published: 05:33 EST, 2 January 2019 | Updated: 06:21 EST, 2 January 2019

Two Wisconsin roommates woke up on New Years Day to find a stranger fast asleep in their Mastiff's bed, next to the bemused 150-pound dog.  

Neither Lynn Sarver nor her housemate recognised the man, so grabbed knives from the kitchen and called the police.  

When Waukesha law enforcement arrived they woke up the 24-year-old man to ask if he knew where he was. 

Police Sgt. Brady Esser told the Journal Sentinel that he was 'heavily intoxicated' and TMJ4 Milwaukee reported that his shoes, wallet, glasses and money were all scattered near Benton the Mastiff's twin-sized mattress. 

The drunk stranger fell asleep next to Benton the Mastiff who weighs 150lbs and sleeps on a twin-sized mattress (file image)
The drunk stranger fell asleep next to Benton the Mastiff who weighs 150lbs and sleeps on a twin-sized mattress (file image)

The drunk stranger fell asleep next to Benton the Mastiff who weighs 150lbs and sleeps on a twin-sized mattress (file image)

'I was a little disoriented to see that because he kind of looked like maybe he was my son, but my son was out of town,' Sarver said according to TMJ4.

It was established that the young man lived two doors down from Sarver with his mother, and had got the wrong house after having too much to drink on New Year's Eve.

He reportedly does not remember anything after midnight and had been dropped off by a friend. 

He entered Sarver's home through an unlocked side door and fell asleep next to Benton, who made no noise despite Sarver telling the Journal Sentinal she had got him as a guard dog. 

She believes gentle giant Benton could probably tell the man 'wasn't a threat', and besides 'these dogs are known to let somebody in the house and not let them out.'

Sarver said she decided not to press charges against the accidental intruder, who cooperated willingly with police and apologized for the alarming encounter.   

'I learned a big lesson,' she told the Journal Sentinal, 'and I'm sure he did too.' 

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