A woman in an exclusive San Diego neighborhood awoke Friday to a stranger showering in her bathroom, police said.
San Diego police detained a man a few feet from the home on Palo Verde Terrace, overlooking Interstate 8 and Fairmount Avenue.
The home is about a mile into a gated community off Mesquite Road and Yerba Santa Drive.
The woman called 911 just after 5 a.m. reporting that she woke up when she heard someone showering.
She didn’t know the man and called police. The man eventually left on his own, officials said.
He was described as in his 30’s wearing no shirt and blue shorts with a backpack.
Within a few minutes, police arrived and arrested the man a few feet from the home.
He was identified as 42-year-old Allan Kosenback.
San Diego police officers said he accessed the home through an open door.
When they stopped him outside the home, Kosenback had the resident's towel in his backpack, police said.
Neighbors said it's unnerving to hear of something like this happening in their community.
"Of course, it's very startling. I live in a gated community. You would hope that someone just can't walk into the neighborhood," resident Norman Greene said.
Visitor Scott Hoover said the incident would be disturbing for anyone.
"I would obviously be upset if someone violated your premises," Hoover said.
Kosenback was taken to County Mental Health. Police do not anticipate charging Kosenback in the incident.
No one was injured.