HIGHLAND, Calif., (UPI) — Police in California said they arrested a sex offender parolee who removed his ankle GPS tracker and was found taking a shower in a stranger’s home.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said Gary Bakken, 52, who was on parole for failing to register as a sex offender, removed his GPS ankle monitor and his whereabouts were unknown until a man discovered him inside his Highland home, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday.
Investigators said Bakken walked into the unlocked home around 6:45 a.m. Saturday, arranged his belongings in a bedroom and took a shower before being discovered by the male resident.
The sheriff’s department said Bakken told deputies he thought the home belonged to a relative.
Bakken was arrested on suspicion of being a sex offender out of compliance with his parole and illegally entering a dwelling.