Man breaks into Greenport home, drinks beer, falls asleep


First he went to sleep in her bed. Now he’s spending the night in jail. 

A homeless man was arrested for breaking into a home on Main Street in Greenport Tuesday after he was found sleeping in a woman’s bed, Southold Town police said.

The woman reported returning home at 1 p.m. following a dentist appointment to find Germain Mendoza, 44, had fallen asleep after first drinking a beer he found in her refrigerator.

The woman called police and Mr. Mendoza was charged with criminal trespassing and petit larceny. He is expected to be arraigned Wednesday morning, police said.

Mr. Mendoza was previously arrested on trespassing charges Dec. 30 after police said he fell asleep on a North Ferry boat and refused to leave.