A family in Phoenix came home to find their dog barking loudly at their daughter’s closet, and the father was shocked to find a man hiding inside holding his 16-year-old child’s photos, her underwear, and lotion.
The father then threatened to attack the burglar and pervert with a crowbar but the man fled. Police said the mother was quick to get his license plate number.
The authorities have arrested the man identified as Michael Zabalza Ruelas. He is facing one count of second-degree burglary.
The incident happened on November 9. Police officers spotted Ruelas driving by the house and he was pulled over.
After his arrest, Ruelas confessed to the officers that he managed to get into the house through a window and collected panties from various laundry baskets in the house.
The pervert even took some of the underwear items with him back to his car when he escaped the father’s rage.
He made his first court appearance. Bond is set at $3,500.
Ruelas has several records of law violations including DUI, false reporting, and failure to appear for a driving on a suspended license charge.