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Runaway Teen Turns a Bed Bath & Beyond into a Bed and Breakfast, Police Say

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A Bed Bath & Beyond (AP Photo)

ROSEVILLE, Mich. (CBS)  A runaway teen was found sleeping comfortably in a Bed Bath & Beyond Thursday morning, WDIV-TV in Detroit reported.

Apparently, the fifteen-year-old boy had run away from home April 18 and had been spending nights in the home goods store, Roseville Police Lt. Donald Glandon told the Detroit Free Press.

"It seems a young man that didn't want to sleep out on the streets found an alternate location," Glandon said according to the newspaper.

Police said the boy used a blanket that he found on a shelf to stay warm and then he perched himself under a riser, according to WDIV. If not for the surveillance cameras, the clever teen surely would have chosen the king size bed with 200-thread count sheets and a Tempur-pedic mattress.

Unfortunately, the boy's time at Bed Bath & Beyond was up Thursday morning when employees reportedly opened the store for business, found the dozing boy, and called police.

The officers retrieved the runaway and began an investigation into the boy's stay at Hotel BB&B. There is a possibility that they will charge him with trespassing, says WDIV.

Some of the local shoppers at the store had more sympathy for the runaway and thought his antics were clever and were quite impressed.

"I think that's awfully amazing and he knew what to do in the place, so that's pretty good," Raymond Thomas told WDIV.

After the boy was apprehended, he was released to his family, but ran away again at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Glandon said. Luckily, his mother retrieved him at 6 a.m. and brought him home. Glandon told WDIV that the department's Juvenile Division will be following up on the situation.