Tyler Day, 28, had been out for a productive crime spree, according to Mesa Police officials. Day honed in on a dense area of condos near Dobson and Baseline, where he was going from door to door checking to see if anyone had left their home unlocked.
When Day reached the Godfrey's back patio, he was able to glide right inside because the latch on the sliding patio door was broken.
It's like your worst nightmare," said Godfrey. "What you're always afraid of, and it's actually happening."
Godfrey's husband immediately sprang into action.
"He came downstairs and yelled at the guy. And our neighbors over here had already called the cops," she said.
The intruder ran towards the way he came in, towards the back patio door, only to see several Mesa P.D. uniformed officers waiting outside. He then did a 180 and ran out the front door. Police were also stationed there, and quickly took Day into custody.
7831 N. Business Park Drive