20-year-old Ruben Ortega is facing burglary charges after allegedly stealing cell phones and a Playstation and then sleeping next to the victim.
Santa Ana police say they were contacted by a man who said he was sleeping in his room with his wife when he felt something touch his leg. He got up and saw Ortega sleeping at the foot of his bed. The victim chased Ortega out of the house, but then later realized some of his stuff was missing.
A few hours later, the victim went over to Ortega's house at the 1200 block of W Highland and was able to get his belongings back.
The victim then called Santa Ana police and led them to Ortega. Ortega told police that he was crawling out of the house and he must have fallen asleep.