Two arrested after early-morning sidewalk nap

Two people were arrested Saturday morning after being found sleeping on the sidewalk in Columbus.

Police were called to the 3500 block of Nicholas Lane at about 3:20 a.m. Saturday to find 33-year-old Eric Burton of Columbus and 42-year-old Kimberly R. Kirk of Paris Crossing asleep on the sidewalk. says Lt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the Columbus police..

Both of them had warrants for their arrest and during a search syringes and drug paraphernalia were allegedly found in Kirk’s bag.

Burton was arrested on a Johnson County warrant for failing to appear in court on a theft charge. Kirk was arrested on two Johnson County warrants for failing to appear in court on theft charges, a Bartholomew County warrant for shoplifting and new charges of drug possession and possession of a legend drug injection device.