Gov. Brown Says Man Caught Trying To Break Into His Apartment

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday that a man was recently caught trying to break into his Sacramento apartment while he was away.

Brown mentioned the incident while addressing a crime victims’ group at the state Capitol. He later told reporters the man got on the roof of the four-story loft then jumped to the balcony and was trying to break in when he was spotted by a neighbor.

“One of my neighbors called the police, and he was arrested and I think he’s out on his own recognizance,” Brown said.

The Democratic governor said he didn’t think the man knew whose apartment it was.

Sacramento police spokeswoman Michele Gigante did not immediately return a call seeking more information.

The department’s online crime log said police responded on Sunday to a report of a suspicious subject in the same block as Brown’s apartment and later arrested a man for prowling.

Brown also said three men were caught trying to break into his Oakland home last year while his wife, Anne Gust Brown, was home. He said they were apprehended by the California Highway Patrol, but later released by Oakland police.

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