EL DORADO COUNTY, Calif. – A California man who reportedly broke into someone’s home – while dressed in only women’s lingerie – before fleeing the scene has been taken into custody, investigators said.
Shaun McGuire, 37, was arrested on Saturday after the bizarre ordeal in El Dorado Hills. A family woke up in the middle of the night to find McGuire dressed in lingerie.
The homeowner, Matthew Eschrich, told investigators he called out to the man, described as transient, before hearing “an exterior door open and slam close,” according to an El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office press release. Around the same time, someone spotted “a man run out of the open garage, wearing only underwear.”
Eschrich told KXTV he ran upstairs to check on his wife and children before calling 911. Shortly thereafter, he received a call from his sister-in-law, who was perplexed, as she arrived home seeing the “lingerie burglar” running from their home.
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“Oh my God, there is somebody who just ran out of the garage, and he is wearing just [a] bra and panties,” she said, according to Eschrich. The homeowner said he thought, “Are you kidding me? Is this a dream? What is going on?”
Last night a resident woke to find a man in his home, in only a bra and panties. The suspect fled, jumped fences and ran through several backyards.
— El Dorado Sheriff (@ElDoradoSheriff) October 13, 2019
It was not until later in the morning that deputies, with the assistance of a Folsom PD K9, were able to locate Mcguire and take him into custody.
El Dorado Sheriff’s Office identified the scantily clad man as McGuire. He was booked Saturday morning on several charges, including burglary, indecent exposure and trespassing.
After the situation unfolded, Eschrich gave some thought as to how the intruder got in.
“We left the garage door open, we believe – which is just something that happens when you have kids and you’re taking them inside,” he said.
Eschrich said he’s ordered a security system with a camera and plans to adopt a dog for protection.
“I think it’s an overkill potentially, but you know crime happens everywhere. You can never be too safe especially when you have a family,” says Eschrich.
(Feature photos: El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office)