PHOENIX — Authorities have detained a man who was allegedly found naked in a 12-year-old girl's bed on Sunday.
Court records show Diego L. Felix, 28, was arrested after a girl woke up to allegedly find him naked in the bedroom of her Phoenix home near Thomas Road and 59th Avenue.
The girl quickly alerted a family member, who confronted Felix and instructed the suspect to put on his clothes and leave the residence.
The girl later told Phoenix police she initially thought Felix was her cousin before turning the lights on and discovering he was someone else, court records show.
No one at the family's residence knew the suspect, records show.
Felix was arrested right outside of Kelly Gonzalez’s home.
“I heard banging at my door, and it sounded like people were shoving against each other,” she said. “I checked the security cameras, and lo and behold, there was a mob of people following this guy.”
Gonzalez said the girl's family had followed Felix several houses down to her home, where he tried to hide.
“Everyone was angry against him, that’s who they were after, and they were trying to beat him up, and he was hiding in our backyard,” Gonzalez said.
Gonzalez's dad got Felix off their property, where he remained until police arrived.
"I was scared. Honestly, I didn't know what to make of it, but like I said, I'm glad we were able to figure out what was going on, and he was off my property," Gonzalez said.
Felix allegedly told police he had made a "mistake" and admitted to drinking beers earlier that day. Officers also allegedly found the suspect in possession of narcotics.
The suspect has been booked into the Maricopa County jail on charges of indecent exposure and drug possession.
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