April 24 (Reuters) - A California man who intended to burglarize a house had his plans go awry when he made himself a snack and fell asleep on the couch, police said on Friday.

James Adams, 44, was arrested on a charge of breaking into the home in Petaluma, about an hour's drive north of San Francisco, around 2 p.m. local time on Thursday, police said.

After Adams entered the home, he opted to eat a plate of tater tots then took a nap on the sofa, where he was discovered sleeping by a startled resident, authorities said.

The woman ran from the area and called police, who arrested Adams outside the home, authorities said. He was being held on $30,000 bail, according to jail records.

It was unclear if he had obtained an attorney or how he intended to plead to the pending burglary charges.

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Reporting by Victoria Cavaliere