A 29-year-old Norwalk man was behind bars Wednesday on suspicion of breaking into a Santa Ana home and stealing a couple's Mercedes- Benz, which the suspect allegedly drove home to a trailer park, a police corporal said.
Michael Anthony Skofield was booked on suspicion of burglary and auto theft, Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said.
About 10:50 p.m. Tuesday, a husband and wife heard noises in their three- story home in the 600 block of East Jeanette Lane, Bertagna said.
"So he goes and grabs his wife and says, 'Let's go outside,"' when he realized a burglar had broken into the home, Bertagna said.
The burglar realized someone was home, as well, he said, and grabbed the keys to the couple's car and drove off, Bertagna said.
Police tracked the suspect via the vehicle's GPS to 11101 E. Imperial Highway in Norwalk and arrested the suspect as he walked away from the vehicle, Bertagna said.
The victims identified Skofield as the burglar, he said, adding that some items stolen were returned to the owners, Bertagna said.
– City News Service.