It seems Chancy Payton has had quite the adventure this weekend after the 19 year came to be found by one Florida homeowner, Cheryl Petocz, wearing her pajamas and fast asleep on her living room sofa after helping herself to food in the kitchen.
Cops have told Chancy Payton’s adventures came to pass after she allegedly broke into Cheryl Petocz’s, St Augustine, Florida home through an unlocked balcony door after she was told by a friend that the home would be empty.
After entering the home, Peyton took a shower, dressed in Cheryl Petocz’s pajamas (one can only hope that they fit comfortably) before going to the kitchen and helping herself to some food.
Kids are you getting the impression that this is a real life Goldilocks story in the making?
From there the 19 year old would fall asleep on a living room sofa before waking up in shock after Cheryl Petocz returned home circa 2.30 am.
Told the equally shocked home owner: ‘Not what I expected to see when I walked into my house. We just stood there a bit, looking at each other, like, “What do we do?”‘
Petocz was able to snap a picture of the woman before she woke and left in such a rush that she left her bag – with her passport inside – behind.
‘There was lots of bottles of wine that she drank. She was clearly not in a clear state. I told her I was calling police. As soon as I said that, she grabbed few things and ran out the house, out the back door.’
St John’s County deputies found Payton just a block away from the apartment, still dressed in Petocz’s pyjamas.
Payton was reportedly apologetic, and wanted to return the pyjamas belonging to Petocz.
She began to have trouble breathing and was taken to Flagler Hospital.
There, her mother arrived and told police the young woman had been suicidal.
Chancy Payton told police that she had wanted to ‘escape‘ and find somewhere she could be alone.
Interestingly some commentators on the web told had they had found the girl they would have dealt with the girl accordingly, which is to say, some home owners may have resorted to violence, which fortunately as errant as the girl was she was not subjected to.
The friend who told her about the apartment, known only as Jeremy, broke into the home and stole two bottles of wine, leaving the balcony door open for Payton.
Payton was examined at the hospital before being booked into St John’s County Jail and released on $8,000 bail.
Police are now looking for ‘Jeremy’ who is likely to face break-and-enter charges.