Utah authorities solve mystery over how drunken man entered state office in wee hours



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SALT LAKE CITY — Authorities have solved the mystery over how a bloodied, drunken man entered a state capitol building in the wee hours of the morning.

The Utah Highway Patrol, which provides security of the Capitol grounds, says the 24-year-old Layton man was too inebriated to remember how he gained entry Friday.

UHP Sgt. Todd Royce says a review of security camera video showed the door apparently was left unlocked for about 30 minutes after an employee left on a break.

Royce told The Salt Lake Tribune (http://bit.ly/1vyjCwz ) the intruder then entered through the unlocked door.

The man, whose name wasn't released, was found lying semi-conscious in a lobby about 4:30 a.m. after attending Thursday night's Utah-Idaho State football game.

Charges are pending against him, and he was released to his father.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com

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