CAPE CORAL, FL - (LEE COUNTY) - According to an arrest report published on winknews.com, the Cape Coral Police Department arrested a 49-year-old man after the man allegedly attempted to break into two Cape Coral homes. Cape Coral Police responded to a report of a break-in that was in progress in the 700 block of SE 35th Street in Cape Coral. Neighbors called 911, stating that a man was banging on houses and attempting to break inside the homes.
One homeowner, who asked to remain anonymous, stated that he was sound asleep and awakened to the should of loud knocking. At first, the witness thought the sound was an animal. The witness stated that upon walking downstairs to check the glass door leading to his lanai, he discovered a man on the other side of the door trying to enter his home. According to the witness, he and his neighbors were horrified to discover that the man arrested lived just a few houses away from them.
The homeowner stated that the man had a bloodied face and the witness went to go get his gun. The victim also stated that when he returned and pointed the gun at the suspect, the suspect raised his hands and remained motionless until police arrived and arrested him.
The Cape Coral Police stated that the suspect attempted to enter a different home along the same street prior to police placing him under arrest. Victims in that attempted home invasion stated that the suspect was partially naked and was banging on their glass door. One of the victims believes the suspect attempted to break into his home while his wife was alone and asleep.
A few of the neighbor's security cameras captured Cape Coral police officers looking for the suspect using flashlights at around the time of the burglary attempts.
Neighbors in the neighborhood stated that they are not used to seeing police where they live, and they hope this will be the last time that this happens in their neighborhood. Neighbors stated that the suspect just moved into their neighborhood a couple of months ago. The witnesses believe that the suspect was drunk when he attempted tried to breaking into their homes.
Law enforcement officers discovered that the suspect was carrying a firearm and that the suspect had a concealed carry permit for the State of Kentucky.
The suspect bonded out of jail, and he is facing a charge for criminal mischief for damaging property over $200 but under $1,000, and two counts of armed burglary.