Garages are a huge convenience for many of us. The majority of U.S. homes — about 82% — have a two-car garage or larger. However, only 15% of homeowners with garages actually park their cars in these structures.
Instead, homeowners largely prefer to use their garages as a place for extra storage. And one Colorado couple recently discovered the cost of storing their spare fridge — a fridge stocked with beer — in their garage.
According to KUSA-TV, the Jefferson County Sherriff’s Department recently responded to a call in which a Littleton, CO woman found a man attempting to steal beers from the fridge in her garage. The man was already intoxicated, the police stated, and evidently came up with a creative, yet ineffective, way to get more alcohol.
The thirsty man in question rang the home’s doorbell at around 8 p.m. — but when the homeowner answered the door, she found an empty doorstep. She soon walked to her garage, which had been left open, and discovered the man lurking through the fridge.
Police said the homeowner asked the man to drop the beers and leave, but he refused. Frightened, she called her husband for help, who then restrained the man until police arrived.
According to Fox 31 Denver, the beer thief’s futile quest ultimately ended with his arrest. He now faces charges of harassment and burglary.
The Jefferson County Sherriff’s Department said keeping one’s garage door open is one of the top ways one can attract thieves and burglars into a home.
“We want to thank our citizens for being observant and to remind them to keep their garage doors closed since that’s the No. 1 cause of burglaries in the county,” the department’s Facebook post said.