Intruder arrested for sexual assault attempt in Phoenix home

PHOENIX (AP) — Police have arrested a man who allegedly tried to sexually assault a sleeping woman in her Phoenix home.

They say 32-year-old Francisco Meza-Beltran was booked into jail Monday on suspicion of sexual abuse, kidnapping, assault, burglary and trespassing.

It's unclear if he has a lawyer yet.

Police say the incident occurred around 4:30 a.m. when Meza-Beltran allegedly entered two homes through unlocked doors.

He was confronted by the armed male homeowner in the first house and fled.

The suspect then allegedly attempted to sexually assault a woman while she slept in the second home.

The woman woke up and fought him and the suspect ran off when she called out to her adult son.

Police later caught Meza-Beltran as he tried to climb onto the roof of a third home.