Woman wakes up to strange man in home


POSTED: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 12:19pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 3:18am

A man broke into a woman's apartment while she slept, and she awoke to him sitting near her sofa on the floor staring at her, Las Cruces police said.

The investigation revealed the 26-year-old woman was greeted by the same man sitting on a vehicle before she entered her home Saturday on North Tornillo Street.  

The woman told detectives that she entered her apartment, locked all the windows and doors, and fell asleep on the living room sofa. At around 5 a.m.  the suspect, Luis Albert Mejia, 40, she discovered he had broken into her home.  

Mejia is charged with one fourth-degree felony count of breaking and entering.  

The woman ordered Mejia to leave the residence which he did, reluctantly. The woman was not physically injured.

Evidence from the scene suggests that Mejia entered the woman’s apartment through a bedroom window which was found slightly ajar.

Mejia was located at his relative’s residence which is nearby. He was booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center with a cash-only bond set at $10,000.


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