A 38-year-old Bedford man is accused of burglarizing a neighbor's home while being naked, Bedford Police said.
Lt. Melvin Padilla said that on Aug. 19, at around 1:30 a.m., it was reported that a female homeowner on Greenwich Road awoke on her couch to discover a silhouette of a naked man, whom she initially thought was her husband. After she realized that the individual was a stranger, police allege, she screamed, ran upstairs and notified her husband before the matter was reported.
The suspect, Rene Sandoval, is accused of then fleeing. Bedford Police, along with the Westchester County Department of Public Safety, proceeded to investigate. Sandoval, who police said lives in a neighboring cottage, was found and brought to police headquarters in Bedford Hills. He is then accused of confessing.
Sandoval was arrested and charged with second-degree burglary, public lewdness and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. The later charge is because he is accused of possessing a fraudulent driver's license and Social Security ID. He was subsequently arraigned in Bedford Town Court and transferred to the Westchester County Jail in Valhalla. His next court date is on Sept. 5, according to jail records.
Sandoval is also suspected of being in the United States illegally and had a detainer placed, according to The Journal News, which reported the arrest earlier on Thursday.