An anxious public can breathe a sigh of relief.
Westminster Police say the nude burglar is behind bars.
A man who lives in the 6000 block of Shawnee Road in Westminster swapped bedrooms with his 10-year-old son Saturday night. Around 3:30 a.m., daddy felt movement under his son's bed.
He peaked under the bed frame and discovered a nude man hiding down there. The stitchless one apologized, explaining that he was under the influence of drugs, according to Westminster Police.
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The intruder quickly dressed and fled before the resident could call 9-1-1. Officers arrived to find the ladder the apparent druggie used to get into the home via an unlocked second-story window. However, even with the help of an Orange County Sheriff's dog, a search of the surrounding neighborhood turned up no suspect.
But cops say the nekkid burglar left something else behind in the boy's bedroom besides a sweaty ass mark: fingerprints. These matched a chap in the crime database: Edgar Antonio Lucha. A regional search for the 23-year-old Westminster man was launched, and he was found in a drug rehabilitation center in Compton.
Lucha was arrested without incident and booked into Orange County Jail in Santa Ana on charges of burglary, indecent exposure, attempted lewd acts on a child and a parole violation. Police are reaching out to the public in case anyone has more information on Lucha or who believe they, too, have been victimized. Contact the Westminster Police Detective Bureau at 714.548-3207, knowing that tips can be left anonymously.