By SDCN Staff
El Cajon, CA–A 44-year-old transient was arrested on suspicion of burglary and indecent exposure after he allegedly entered an elderly woman’s apartment Tuesday in El Cajon.
The suspect, David Sharpe was booked into the San Diego County Jail on the charges of burglary of an inhabited dwelling and indecent exposure. Sharpe was found to be on state parole with an extensive violent criminal history, with prior arrests for burglary, assault with a deadly weapon, home invasion robbery, and attempted murder, the El Cajon Police Department said.
At about 5:15 a.m., the suspect entered an elderly woman’s apartment in the 200 block of East Lexington Avenue. While the woman slept, he searched through her belongings and opened her bedroom door but did not go inside. He then went into the living room, turned on the television, and masturbated before falling asleep.
A family member of the victim saw the man on an indoor security camera and called 9-1-1. Officers responded and arrested him without incident, and believe entry to the apartment was made through an unlocked front door.