An old joke says that the burglar took a shower so he could make a
clean getaway, but one Burbank woman wasn’t laughing when she
allegedly found an intruder in her bathtub.
The 40-year-old woman was asleep Tuesday at her home in the 400
block of Riverside Drive when she heard noises coming from the
bathroom, police said. When she investigated, she allegedly found
22-year-old Ruben Olvera of Glendale naked, taking a bubble bath.
Police arrested Olvera on suspicion of burglary for stealing hot
water and soap. He appeared to be under the influence of a controlled
substance at the time, police said.
While the woman locked her doors and windows, Sgt. William Berry
said the intruder apparently entered through a dog door.
“It makes no sense to have good security on your windows and doors
and then have a large dog door,” he said.