San Diego Police say multiple 911 calls Thursday led them to a man hiding in a backyard hot tub in Rancho Bernardo. The man was in custody, accused of breaking in or attempting to break into several homes.
The suspect ducked his head when NBC 7 showed up but he couldn't hide for long as officers pulled him out of the cruiser to have witnesses confirm they'd gotten the right guy.
The suspect, whose name was not released by police, lives in Los Angeles and was driving home from Mexico. For some reason, police say, he made an inland detour into this neighborhood - he was going from backyard to backyard when police finally caught him.
Investigators say they believe the man did break into some homes, but they don't know why. Officers never recovered any stolen property and haven't heard from any homeowners who are missing valuables.
Rancho Bernardo residents who believe someone may have broken into their home can call SDPD at (858) 538-8000.