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Victim 'really, really scared' After Learning Her Burglar Was LAPD Sergeant

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The Mentone homeowner who was the victim of a recent burglary is saying she is "really, really scared" as it sinks in that the accused perp is a Los Angeles Police Department Sergeant, reports KTLA.

Lucien Daigle was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of residential burglary after San Bernardino County Sheriff's Deputies spoke with him at the scene of an unrelated auto collision.

The victim, described as a "well-known doctor," found the suspect inside her home when she came home from walking her dogs. She claims he was "pursuing her," when she sprayed him with pepper spray meant to use on bears. Because he still had the spray on him when SBSD deputies saw him, their suspicions were aroused. Daigle was soon connected to the burglary.

Inside his vehicle were items belonging to the victim, including jewelry, cameras and camera equipment.

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The victim says she has not been staying at her home, since she fears for her safety. Daigle has been placed on administrative leave. He was released on bail Tuesday.