Drunken man who crashed on stranger's sofa sentenced
A man from Virginia who got drunk, got lost, pounded on a Naperville woman's front door and then literally crashed on her couch last winter has been convicted of trespassing in that case.
Ian M. Lonsdale, 24, of Arlington, Va., pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of criminal trespass to a residence stemming from the Feb. 17 incident, according to records on file in DuPage County Circuit Court in Wheaton. Companion counts of disorderly conduct/breach of peace and criminal damage to property valued at less than $300 were dismissed in exchange for that plea, records indicated.
Judge William I. Ferguson accepted Lonsdale's plea and ordered him to perform 30 hours of community service work as part of his penalty, records showed. Ferguson on Sept. 27 also placed Lonsdale on a year of court supervision and ordered him to have no future contact with the woman whose home was broken into, according to records.
Naperville police arrested Lonsdale about 12:01 a.m. on the 1600 block of Brookdale Road, in the Brookdale area of the city's northwest side.
Sgt. Lou Cammiso in February said police were called that morning to the home, where they found “an intoxicated subject that wandered into the wrong building and was too intoxicated to notice.”
The man, later identified as Lonsdale, “was pounding on the door, and when an occupant of the house opened the door, he entered and passed out on the couch,” Cammiso said. Lonsdale managed to damage the storm door in the process.
No one was hurt in the incident. Court documents indicated Lonsdale had no prior record in DuPage, Kane and Will counties.