Crime

Fresno dad chases intruder from daughter’s bedroom

A father stopped a burglar from crawling into his daughter’s room in southeast Fresno, police reported.

The frightening incident happened about 6 a.m. Wednesday in the 3400 block of East Ventura Avenue, Sgt. Mark Hudson said. The suspect was identified as Jose Hernandez, 42.

The father discovered the suspect, whose upper torso was through a bedroom window, and chased him from room. Hudson said the suspect grabbed a large stick and threatened to kill the dad. Not intimidated, the father chased the man from the property.

Police caught up with the suspect at First Street and Platt Avenue.

Hudson said Hernandez confessed to the attempted burglary, saying he needed to support a drug habit. He was booked on charges of burglary and making criminal threats.

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