‘Someone’s been sleeping in my bed’
Many parents know you can find some strange things in a teen’s bedroom, but few would expect to find two sleeping strangers who don’t belong there.
At 7:30 Tuesday morning, a south county father called to say his girlfriend had found two boys sleeping in his daughter’s bedroom, and the daughter had already gone to school.
When the dad’s girlfriend confronted the late-teen youths, they bolted from the home, according to Sheriff Keith Royal.
A responding deputy found the boys walking along Highway 49 and they told him they were new students starting that day at Bear River High School but had missed their school bus.
The deputy took the boys to the high school, where the attendance clerk told him that no new students were expected that day, Royal said.
Although the boys’ story was starting to unravel, one of them still had the moxie to ask the attendance clerk for an enrollment packet, Royal said.
“I love that part,” the sheriff added.
Shortly thereafter, the deputy asked to see a cell phone one of the boys had. Looking over the names and numbers in the phone’s address book, the deputy called the one listed as “Dad.”
Sure enough, the boy’s father answered and identified his son and his companion as Nevada County runaways, adding that his son was on probation. The deputy then learned and confirmed with the daughter that the boys had spent Sunday and Monday night at the home.
Both boys were cited for giving false information to a peace officer about their identities and one was released to his mother’s custody. The other boy was booked into the county Juvenile Hall for violating his probation.
To contact Senior Staff Writer Dave Moller, e-mail davem@the union.com or call 477-4237.
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