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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(11) comments


Gee a shocker who would expect something like this on the West side??????


Oh so an illegal invader comes here and claims American prices on home repairs; but, goes out and steals American wages at the illegal alien rate. Ship her home.


Where does it say he is an illegal? "Ship her home" WTH?


MyOwnMind apparently can't read or comprehend?




maybe he was attempting to retrieve his cat.....what about the tempe cop that shot the 14 yr old car thief in the back from 40yards as he was fleeing in a full sprint ?..huh?..what about that?


What about all the cops that are shot by 14 year olds?


Name one.


@nevereasy, what does this story have to do with the other? Did you even read or do you just like making unfounded assumptions and idiotic statements?


why are you even breathing?


Who? Me?

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