SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — Santa Ana Police have announced the arrest of a burglar they say fell asleep on the job.
Authorities said the victim woke up in his home on Highland Street and felt something touch his leg. He got up and saw a man he recognized — asleep at the foot of his bed.READ MORE: Children's Hospital Los Angeles Awarded $8.3 Million Grant To Study Long COVID In Children, Young Adults
The alleged burglar awoke and fled.READ MORE: Student Stabbed At Miguel Contreras Learning Complex In Westlake
The homeowner identified the intruder as Ruben Diego Ortega, who reportedly lives nearby.
Ortega told police he saw an open window in the neighbor’s house and entered the home to see what he could take.MORE NEWS: Manhattan Beach School Employee, Kevin Bandel, Arrested On Child Pornography Allegation
He also explained to authorities that he planned to grab something and go — but that he must have been tired and fallen asleep.