New Mexico man says he unknowingly stole TVs while drunk

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man is facing charges after he told police he unknowingly stole two televisions while drunk.

The Gallup Independent reports Sage Aaron Cummins was arrested last week shortly following his arrival to the victim’s apartment to return the TVs.

According to Gallup police, an officer was investigating a burglary report when Cummins approached him and admitted he had stolen the televisions from the victim’s home.

Cummins told police he was ”very intoxicated” when he entered the residence.

A police report says Cummins said he only remembered knocking on the door and, when it was apparent that no one was home, he entered the residence. Cummins says he did not remember what happened after that.

“He woke up at 8:30 a.m. the next day and noticed he had two TV’s in his room,” the police report says.

Cummins was informed two days later who the televisions belonged to by a mutual friend of his and the victim. Cummins told police “he wanted to make things right and return the stolen items,” according to a police report.

The 24-year-old Cummins was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property. He was released on an unsecured bond of $1,500.

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