Homeowner catches burglar using Ring Camera
VISTA, Calif. — A man suspected of breaking into a Vista home on Friday has been arrested after the homeowner’s Ring camera captured the incident on video, authorities say.
Sonny Hunter, 33, has been incarcerated in Vista Detention Center on suspicion of probation violations, vehicle theft and burglary, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department announced Saturday.
Authorities received a call around 4 p.m. Friday about a person breaking into a residence near South Santa Fe and Mar Vista Drive, Sgt. Adam Milligan said in a press release.
Although the owner was not home at the time, they were able to see a man open their front door and enter the house through their Ring camera system, a sheriff’s official said.
“The owner told the man to get out of his house using the voice feature and saw the man come out of the house a short time later,” Milligan said.
Deputies were able to recognize the man, later identified as Hunter, from the video and responded to the area they suspected the man had been to, according to the sheriff’s department.
Milligan said a sheriff’s helicopter was also called and began making announcements about the man’s description. It was then that a witness alerted the sheriff’s department to see possible correspondence from the suspect.
Deputies were directed to an open field where the man was trying to hide, arresting the man confirmed to be Hunter, the sheriff’s official said. He was arrested without incident on suspicion of residential burglary.
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