Suspect Who Broke Into Home Using Ceramic Rabbit Held At Gunpoint By Homeowner Until Deputies Arrive
MEADOW VISTA (CBS13) — Deputies say a suspect apparently broke into a Placer County home and then took a shower, only to be confronted by the homeowner armed with a shotgun.
The Placer County Sheriff’s Office says, back on June 3 just before 11 p.m., a homeowner reported that they were watching TV in a bedroom when they heard the water running.
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They then went to see why the water was running and noticed broken glass by their front door.
Acting quickly, the homeowner’s spouse then grabbed a shotgun and went to check the bathroom. Inside, they found 25-year-old Elk Grove resident Carrola Tiago-Freitas taking a shower.
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Tiago-Freitas was held at gunpoint until deputies arrived and he was soon arrested.
Deputies believe Tiago-Freitas broke into the home by throwing a ceramic rabbit he found on the lawn through a window. For some reason, he then decided to get in the shower.
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Tiago-Freitas is now facing residential burglary charges.