A 39-year-old man has been arrested by police after he reportedly ran through a mobile home park naked, inappropriately contacted kids and attempted to burn down a home. Marianne Favro reports.
San Jose police say two girls woke up to a complete stranger in their home attempting to molest them.
A 39-year-old man has been arrested by police after he reportedly ran through a mobile home park naked, made inappropriate contact with children — licking one of them — and attempted to burn down a home.
Victor Manzanares is accused of burglary, annoying and molesting a minor, lewd and lascivious acts with a minor, being under the influence of drugs and resisting arrest, police said. It was not immediately clear whether he has an attorney.
San Jose officers on Monday combed through a mobile home park off Senter Road searching for Manzanares after neighbors reported seeing him running around naked.
Manzanares apparently also ran inside a mobile home through an unlocked back door and startled a 12-year-old girl who awoke to find him next to her.
"I was on the couch taking a nap," the girl said. "I was in deep sleep when the man licked my face and I freaked out."
Police also said that before Manzanares confronted the 12-year-old girl, he ran into the bedroom of her 11-year-old sister.
"He came into my room... he kissed my cheek, I thought it was my dad, and then he lied next to my bed and tried to touch my bum," the girl said.
The sisters then grabbed their 7-year-old brother and ran out of the mobile home. The children's mother, who was ordered out by police minutes earlier, was waiting for them.
The mother said the family has never seen Manzanares before. She said, prior to confronting her children, he turned on all the burners of their stove and gas heater and put a big pile of her clothes next to it. The mother believes he was trying to burn down their home.
Police then went into the home and arrested Manzanares.
The mother said she is still so shaken from the incident that she can't eat, but she's thankful her three kids are safe.