Arizona man found in homeowners' attic, police say

Adriel Luna Rodriguez was arrested April 13 by Phoenix police.
caption arrowCaption
Adriel Luna Rodriguez was arrested April 13 by Phoenix police.

Credit: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

An Arizona man is accused of trespassing after Phoenix homeowners allegedly discovered him in their attic, KNXV reported.

>> Read more trending news

Adriel Luna Rodriguez, 18, was charged with criminal damage and trespassing, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.

According to court records, the homeowners called police around 11 a.m. April 13 after allegedly hearing noises coming from their attic.

Police discovered Rodriguez in the attic after his legs went through the ceiling drywall, KNXV reported.

According to court documents, officers shot pepper balls into the attic to get Rodriguez out, but he did not cooperate, KTVK reported.

"It just kept dragging on and dragging on and dragging on ... and he wouldn't come out," one of the homeowners told the television station.

Police were finally able to extricate Rodriguez from the home and arrested him, KTVK reported.

Police said there was about $4,000 worth of damage to the home's roof, attic, and ceiling, KNXV reported.

About the Author