A wild-haired, bearded man was arrested for trying to break into a Granite Bay home where a 14-year-old girl was home alone.
Placer County Sheriff's deputies found 34-year-old Mitchell Leahy hiding in the backyard after the girl called her mother and told her a man was trying to enter their home on Barton Road.
Deputies rushed to the home after the girl's mother called 911 at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday to report that her daughter was home alone and a man had knocked on the front door. The girl did not answer the door. She then saw him attempting to force open a rear sliding door.
Deputies said the approaching sirens scared Leahy, who ran and hid in the backyard.
A crow bar, which he had used on the door, was also found in the yard.
Leahy was recently released on bail for burglary in Sacramento County.
Deputies found a loaded firearm, narcotics, stolen property, a fraudulent passport, and identity information belonging to others in his truck.
He was booked at the Placer County Jail in Auburn on charges of burglary, receiving stolen property and other charges.