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Steamboat man suspected of stealing Christmas tree

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Police suspect a 23-year-old Steamboat Springs man broke into a condo and stole items, which included a Christmas tree.

Micah Anderson

Micah Anderson was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of felony second-degree burglary and theft.

Police learned about a burglary Tuesday in the 2600 block of Longthong Road.

Later in the day, Anderson's roommates contacted police and told them Anderson was very drunk Saturday night and broke into a neighbor's condo, according to an arrest affidavit.

The roommates told police Anderson broke into the condo thinking he was locked out of his own condo, the affidavit states.

According to the affidavit, the roommates told police Anderson then returned home with items that included several towels, toilet paper, a Christmas tree, a DVD and books.

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Police contacted Anderson at work.

"Micah eventually admitted to being very intoxicated and thinking that he got locked out of his unit," the affidavit states. "He stated when he got into the residence, he realized it wasn't his and stole some toilet paper."

Anderson also admitted to taking the Christmas tree, the affidavit states.

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