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Apparent Burglar Strikes City Councilman's House for the 2nd Time

Photo via Alarcon's Webpage
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Councilman Richard Alarcon, currently under investigation for not living in his Northeast Valley district, came home last night to find a man in his house. That man apparently was the same one who broke into his house last year, scaring Alarcon to live at his wife's house in a different district for some time, which prompted an anonymous tip to the District Attorney's office about him not living in his district. While the status of the investigation is unknown, last night's apparent burglar was arrested by police, according to the Daily News. Alarcon said he came home and couldn't open the front door because the intruder was holding the door shut. "He said, `No trespassing,"' Alarcon told ABC-7. "I knew instantly who it was. It was the same guy who did it back in October."

Back in October, the man took over his home for less than two days, he told the LA Times in January. The apparent "mentally ill man broke into his house, changed the locks on at least three doors and destroyed his possessions, including many of his clothes," described the paper.