WEST COVINA (CBSLA) —    Authorities have announced the arrest of a suspect wanted for attempted murder and a series of break-ins in West Covina.

Police said they located suspect Christopher Phillip Arenas last night just before midnight hiding behind the $3.99 Pizza Company (2435 S. Azusa Avenue in West Covina.)

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Arenas initially ran from the police but was eventually found hiding in some bushes, officials said.

He was booked at the West Covina Police Department.

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On Saturday evening, KCAL9’s Robert Gray interviewed West Covina neighbors who wanted Arenas caught.

Arenas is accused of severely beating a 68-year-old woman, stealing at least one car and wrecking it as well as breaking into several homes.

The suspect encountered homeowner Harold Cox, self-described as a large man.

When Arenas ran into Cox, the homeowner went after him and almost apprehended him.

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“He screamed bloody murder,” Cox said, “Screaming like a banshee. I don’t know if it was the size of me or if he thought I had a weapon, but he just took off.”