BROOKSIDE, Ala. (WNCN) – A man found a creative place to hide during an Alabama drug raid, but investigators say it was the snoring that did him in.
Brookside police said in a news release that about one hour and 45 minutes in to searching a house, investigators heard a snoring sound coming from the clothes dryer — just three feet away — and found a man curled up inside the appliance.
The 33-year-old suspect, Michael Christopher Davis, told police they had spent so much time searching the home Wednesday afternoon that he fell asleep.
According to Davis: “I was trying to hide and y’all just stayed too long…I fell asleep,” police said in press release.
Sgt. Watkins, who was at the scene, described Davis as “being folded up like he was in a shirt pocket,” police said.
“Folks, you can’t make this stuff up!” police added.
After apprehending many of the individuals and securing the scene, officers began an inventory of items found in plain-view in the residence. The items included syringes, cash, drugs, a gun and a scale, according to photos from the scene.
Brookside police Chief Jason Springfield says Davis’ arrest came after multiple people inside and outside the home attempted to run away from authorities who had arrived to search the house.
It’s unclear what charges Davis is facing.
In the same press release, police said they are looking for a woman named Jennifer Lynn Higgenbotham, who they described as “armed and dangerous.”
— The Associated Press contributed to this report