Police arrested a man who they say entered a south Scottsdale home, undressed to his underwear and T-shirt and crawled into bed with a 10-year-old boy.
The boy awoke early Sunday when the stranger touched his buttocks, prompting the boy to get out of bed and wake his father who was sleeping on a couch in the living room.
After some discussion, the man eventually left the home, leaving behind clothes, raw steak he apparently ate at the residence and his driver’s license, police and the boy’s father said.
Police described the incident as “very weird.”
Youveal F. Begay, 24, of Scottsdale was arrested without incident at his apartment three blocks away on suspicion of burglary, trespassing and a felony assault charge.
“The guy was either out of his mind or stone drunk,” the father said Monday. “I couldn’t believe how calm my son was. When he woke up, and the man was beside him, my son just asked him to get up. My son brought him into the living room and I asked him who he was, and what he was doing in my house.
“At first, I thought he was a friend of my 20-year-old son, but he wasn’t.”
The father said the man told him, “ ‘I’m not in your house,’ and when (the man) realized he wasn’t in his house, he said, ‘Just let me go home.’ ”
Also left behind were two cell phones and a camera, belonging to the father, bunched up in the man’s sweatshirt, the father said.
The father said it appeared as though the man couldn’t see well, and when he looked at his driver’s license, he realized the man wore thick glasses.
The father also said he “grilled” his son about whether the man touched him sexually, and the boy said he didn’t.
“If the guy wanted to do anything violent, he could’ve,” the father said. “Thank God he didn’t.”
Begay entered the home in the 8200 block of East Elm Street through an unlocked front door about 4 a.m. Sunday, police said.
“We always tell people to keep your doors locked and your residences secured,” Bailey said. “It’s not like it was 20 years ago.”
Begay was released from Maricopa County’s Fourth Avenue jail at 1:50 p.m. Monday, but the amount of his bond was unavailable, according to jail records.
His preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 28 in Maricopa County Superior Court. Begay could not be reached for comment.