A 34-year-old man was arrested in San Diego early Friday after he allegedly broke into an apartment, took off his clothes and told the resident he wanted to take a shower, officials confirmed.
The bizarre break-in happened around 12:10 a.m. at an apartment building in the 8700 block of Jamacha Road in Spring Valley and involved suspect Michael Dolias, according to deputies.
The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said the suspect removed and broke an air-conditioning unit attached to a wall on the apartment's first-floor balcony and forced his way into the home.
Once inside, he disrobed.
The resident of the apartment found him naked. When confronted, the suspect told the resident he was there "to take a shower," the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said.
A struggle ensued between the pair. Officials said a neighbor came over to help and together the neighbor and resident were able to subdue the nude suspect until deputies arrived.
The suspect sustained minor cuts in the struggle and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. He was then charged with burglary, officials said.
Dolias was booked into San Diego Central Jail and is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday. The sheriff’s department said it appears the suspect has a lengthy criminal record.
No other injuries were reported in the home invasion.
Officials said it is unknown, at this point, if Dolias was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the break-in. The investigation is ongoing.