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B&E Suspect Calls 911, Says he Woke Up in Gas Station

Cranston Police routinely respond to reports of break-ins, but rarely does the 911 call come from the suspect.

On Jan. 8, police responded to the Irving Gas Station on Oaklawn Avenue at around 4:25 a.m. after dispatchers got a call from a man who claimed he was in the store and woke up with no recollection as to how he got inside.

Police soon found Joshua Sunny Gorton, 26, of 575 Dyer Ave., inside the store and a smashed window. He claimed he didn't remember breaking the window but "probably did," according to a police report, and "woke up behind the counter and freaked out."

Police said Gorton appeared drunk and a search of the premises showed nothing was missing or tampered with and it didn't appear as if he had disturbed anything while inside.

Gorton said he was drinking at Oak Bar on Oaklawn Avenue with some friends but didn't remember leaving. He reportedly told police that he called 911 because "I was not sure what to do and thought I was in trouble."

Police noted that Gorton "repeatedly stated he was willing to pay for the damage."

Gorton was charged with breaking and entering and was arraigned in Third Division District Court. He was released on personal recognizance and is due to appear in court on March 12.

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