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If I had a nickel for every time my drunk neighbor broke into my house while I was gone and swapped their furniture for mine, I wouldn't have a single nickel. However a couple in Lakewood would have at least one, because according to a report by The News Tribune, that's exactly what happened to them. 

According to court documents cited by the paper, the couple returned to their apartment on Monday and found their love seat, matching chair and other belongings gone. But the apartment wasn't completely empty. There was a recliner and a TV left in place of their belongings. But thanks to some thorough and somewhat fortuitous detective work by the couple, a traffic ticket and a pizza receipt seemed to implicate their neighbor in the heist. 

The neighbor told police he though the couple had moved and abandoned their furniture. He then decided to switch the furniture with his, and even called his friend for help. 

He told police he was drunk when he made the swap. He pleaded not guilty to Residential Burglary. 

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