Transient Parolee Tries to Steal Package, Asks Homeowner to Take Shower


(Donald Mayberry: Garden Grove Police Department)

A Ring doorbell camera caught a transient parolee stealing a package off a porch in Garden Grove.

The suspect, Donald Mayberry, 39, then tried to convince the female homeowner inside to let him take a shower after the burglary attempt, police said. 

Mayberry fled the scene but was later found and arrested, said Garden Grove Police Sgt. M. Lord.

“The owner of the residence was watching through his Ring camera and saw a suspect steal a package from the front porch,” Lord said in a news release. “The suspect returned a few minutes later and entered the residence while a female resident was lying on her bed inside. The suspect tried to convince the victim to take a shower which she refused.”

The man ran from the home in the 12500 block of Fieldstone Lane after the victim’s mother came home and found him in her daughter’s bedroom on Saturday at about 12:45 p.m.

Mayberry was caught when officers responded to a call about a person who jumped into a backyard near the home on Fieldstone Lane where he was then detained and identified as the suspect in the burglary. 

According to police, the suspect claimed to be from Amazon and said he was just talking with the victim. 

Mayberry is a transient and parolee from the Los Angeles area, police said. He was booked into the Orange County jail.


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