GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) – Unlike Goldilocks, a man who stumbled into the wrong suburban Washington, D.C., home after drinking too much found the bed there just right.

Bob and Joanne Breiner returned home from a night out to find a man with a white beard nestled in their bed, sound asleep. Once police showed up and the drunken stranger realized what had happened, he apologized profusely and complimented the couple on their comfortable bed.

“I’m so sorry, I’m so sorry,” Joanne Breiner recalled him saying.

The man accidentally went to the Breiners’ house after apparently getting off at a bus stop eight miles from his own home, police said.

Besides being scared out of her wits, Joanne Breiner said, she found the incident bizarre. “At first we thought, ‘That’s so strange, so weird, we couldn’t even imagine,”‘ she said.

The family decided not to press charges after learning the man had lost his job three weeks earlier, and police declined to identify him. Joanne Breiner even packed up some ribs and leftover soup for officers to give him.

“We are so grateful and lucky that nothing happened,” she said. “It could’ve been a horrible incident.”

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