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This Cat Burglar Fell Asleep on the Job

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Everyone gets a little sleepy at work, but you’d think you’d finish up first before napping if you were stealing from someone. A would-be burglar was arrested Saturday after a homeowner in Santa Ana told police he felt something brush his leg and woke up to his neighbor, Ruben Diego Ortega, sleeping at the foot of his bed, CBS reports.

Ortega reportedly then got up and fled, after which he was nabbed by police. Ortega told police he saw an open window and hopped in to see what he could take, when the sleepies kicked in.

Should’ve popped a 5-hour Energy, bro.