PHOENIX, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - A Phoenix man has been arrested after being discovered in the attic of a stranger's home last weekend.

According to court paperwork, Phoenix police were called to a home near 71st Avenue and Indian School Road around 11 a.m. last Saturday for a burglary call after the victim heard noises coming from the attic of the home.

"I didn't expect on a Saturday morning to find someone trying to get into the house" said the victim.

When officers arrived, they found 19-year-old Adriel Luna-Rodriguez in the attic of the home.

According to court documents, officers shot pepper balls into the attic to try to flush out Luna-Rodriguez, but he was not complying. 

"It just kept dragging on and dragging on and dragging on... and he wouldn't come out," the victim told Arizona's Family.

Luna-Rodriguez was finally taken into custody after his legs fell through the drywall ceiling of the attic. He is being charged with criminal damage and criminal trespassing.

The victim said it will cost at least $5,000 to repair the damage Luna-Rodriguez caused to the home.

 


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