NATOMAS, Calif. - A 26-year-old man tried to convince police he was simply taking a nap when officers located him inside a Natomas restaurant Tuesday morning.
According to a Sacramento police report, an employee at the restaurant on the 2300 block of Northgate Blvd. called police after hearing a repetitive, loud banging that sounded as though someone was trying to break into the business.
Officers responded at 12:54 a.m. and set up a perimeter before entering the restaurant. Upon entry, Julio Basquez was found pretending to be asleep, said police.
An ensuing investigation revealed Basquez had broken into the vacant, adjoining business, then entered the restaurant through a shared wall, police said.
Police also discovered Basquez had moved several items to the back door prior to being caught, according to the report.
Basquez was taken into custody for burglary and outstanding warrants without incident.