‘Moving house’ takes on a whole new meaning

Saturday, May 21st, 2005

Darah Hansen

COQUITLAM I Police in Coquitlam got an unexpected chuckle Thursday from the unusual tale of a woman who fell asleep in a house in Vancouver only to wake up in the same home in Port Coquitlam the next morning.

“We’ve all had a bit of a giggle — my gosh, that’s an awful long way to go and not wake up,” said Corp. Janice Baptista of the Coquitlam RCMP.

Baptista said the woman ducked inside a developer’s display home in Vancouver Wednesday night in an effort to get out of the rain. She fell asleep and was apparently unaware the home was being transported to a storage yard in Port Coquitlam, police said.

Police were called to the yard in the 1600-block of Broadway Avenue, Port Coquitlam around 1:15 p.m. Thursday, responding to the report of a confused young woman “acting strangely.”

After a conversation with the woman, Baptista said her strange situation became clear.

No charges were laid, and neither the woman nor the display home was harmed in the incident.

© The Vancouver Sun 2005

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