A home invasion is being dubbed “bizarre” today in nationwide headlines and once you read the circumstances around this crime you might find that it doesn’t fit the mold of what a home invasion usually entails. A 43-year-old man was arrested for this home invasion after he left plenty of prints behind from his shower and shave during the robbery, reports KOB Eyewitness 4 News on Aug 18.
43-year-old Rudy Chavez broke into the home of a 94-year-old Albuquerque, New Mexico man and told the victim that he just got out of jail and was having one heck of a time securing a job. He did this while holding him captive with a hand gun, reports Yahoo News today.
Chavez then dragged the elderly gentlemen all over his house looking for cash, jewelry or any items of value. The home invader then stripped down and took a shower, making the elderly stand there and watch him as a captive audience to his grooming event. He told the victim he wanted to keep a “watchful eye on him."
The elderly man watched him shower and shave and later tried to make a call to police, but Chavez grabbed his arm and stopped him from using the phone. Once Chavez was all cleaned-up and he had a few things he could trade in for cash, he put the elderly man’s TV in the gentleman’s car and drove off with it.
Police spent three days investigating this home invasion and they were able to identify the criminal by the fingerprints he left behind. They actually lifted several of Chavez’s fingerprints from around the man’s home.
It appears that he wasn’t very careful about guarding against getting caught. Police knew that he would have prints on file because he had told the elderly victim that he just got out of prison. Low and behold, his prints identified him and he was arrested and charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, burglary, tampering and theft of a motor vehicle.
He is being held at the Albuquerque jail on $100,000 bond. The bizarre home invasion is one for the books, as the man took his time and even cleaned up while committing a very serious crime!