Drunk Wisconsin man, 19, wakes up in handcuffs after stumbling into the wrong Airbnb that was rented out to three out-of-state cops who filmed TikTok as they turned him over to local police
- Three Montana deputies in Milwaukee for a training exercise woke up to find a drunk man had stumbled into their rented Airbnb while they slept
- Deputy Charles Pesola said he heard strange noises at 2.30am last Friday and later found a stranger asleep in the home
- The officers placed him in handcuffs and called Milwaukee police
- Pesola posted footage of the encounter to his TikTok account, where it attracted nearly 4,000 comments and 172,000 likes
- Pesola said cops were getting a ‘hard time right now’ and he wanted to show the public they were just real people having fun
A 19-year-old who drunkenly broke into a Milwaukee house and fell asleep awoke to find himself in handcuffs after he was detained by three out-of-state cops who were renting the property through Airbnb.
Deputy Charles Pesola and two colleagues from Montana‘s Flathead County had been in Milwaukee last Friday for an emergency vehicle training exercise.
Pesola said he woke at 2.30am after hearing strange noises, and then when they woke up a few hours later found a stranger asleep in one of the bedrooms.
The officers slapped him in cuffs before he’d woken up, and called Milwaukee PD who came and arrested him.
Pesola shared a video of the encounter with his 200,000 followers on TikTok, where it attracted nearly 4,000 comments and 172,000 likes.
Deputy Charles Pesola, right, and a fellow officer from Montana’s Flathead County rented a house on Airbnb while they were in Milwaukee for a training exercise
After hearing strange sounds in the night, they woke to find ‘this dude’ asleep in one of the bedrooms. Pesola said the teenager was so intoxicated he ‘had no idea where he was, he had no idea where he thought he was, he had no idea where he came from’
The officers placed him in handcuffs and called Milwaukee police, who promptly showed up
‘About 2:30am in the morning I heard some crashing around and I thought it was this guys,’ Pesola said in the video, referring to one of the other deputies in town for training.
‘Then we realize, one of the doors is open. I walk around the house…. and I find this dude, laying in the bed in our house.
‘This silly guy found the one Airbnb in all of downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, loaded with cops.
‘He woke up in handcuffs. We called Milwaukee Police Department and they came and took him wherever they took him.’
The video shows the Milwaukee officers arrive to pick the teenager up, who says it’s the first time he’s woken up in someone else’s house. He appears unable to offer an explanation for how he got there.
The officers then take a lighthearted dig at their Milwaukee counterparts.
‘Crime doesn’t stop, and Milwaukee needs our help,’ says one of the Montana officers in the TikTok.
‘We got you Milwaukee’, says another.
In a later clip posted by officer Pesola, he explains that they called police in order to make sure the teen got home safely, and that there was no outstanding arrest warrants for him.
The Montana deputies declined to press charges and Milwaukee PD are believed to have taken him home
Pesola said they hadn’t pressed charges against the intruder, but needed to check he was OK and there wasn’t an outstanding arrest warrant for him
‘We didn’t pursue charges, and he didn’t go to jail. they just gave him a ride to wherever he needed to be,’ Pesola said.
Speaking the next day to local news station WISN, Pesola said it could have turned out a lot worse for the teenager.
‘What if that dude stumbled into a bed with a kid, or my wife? That could have been a different morning,’ he said.
‘Wrong place wrong time…. lucky place, lucky time that there’s actually people that know how to handle that.’
Pensola said the teenager was so intoxicated he ‘had no idea where he was, he had no idea where he thought he was, he had no idea where he came from’.
When asked about why he had turned the experience into a TikTok video, Pesola said cops were getting a ‘hard time right now’ and he wanted to show the public they were just real people having fun.
‘I try to make everything a TikTok video,’ he said.