A Mountain View man was arrested on charges of burglary and attempted sexual assault after he allegedly broke into a home on the 200 block of Chiquita Avenue looking for a woman he believed to be living at the house.
The woman he was allegedly looking for was not home, but another woman was, according to Sgt. Sean Thompson of the Mountain View Police Department.
That woman was sleeping in her bedroom at about 4:45 a.m. when she was awakened by sounds in her backyard. According to Thompson, the woman's room -- the home's master bedroom -- had a sliding glass door leading to the backyard. She had left the glass door open and the screen door shut, but not locked.
The man reportedly opened the screen door and sneaked into the woman's bedroom, stalking past her as she pretended to sleep, Thompson said. As soon as the intruder left her room and entered the hallway, the woman jumped from her bed, grabbed her phone and locked herself inside her master bedroom's bathroom, where she dialed 911.
Police responded quickly and discovered a man walking out the front of the house. They stopped him in the driveway.
Through questioning, the officers determined that the man had been searching for another woman who lived in the house but was not home at the time, Thompson said.
Officers arrested the man, identified as 24-year-old Ronald Rodriguez, on charges of burglary and attempted sexual assault.
No one was injured in the incident.