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Stranger arrested for breaking into home, crawling into bed with child

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KENSINGTON, Calif. – In California, the quiet of an East Bay neighborhood was shattered Monday morning.

A man is accused of intruding into a home and getting into bed with an 11-year-old girl.

Around 1 a.m. in Kensington, police were called to a home after a family says a stranger broke into a neighbor’s home and crawled into bed with their 11-year-old daughter.

“People leave windows open, neighbors know one another. That’s really surprising,” said Karen Whittemore.

“The little girl woke up and called for her mom and her mother came down. By the time she got to her bedroom, the suspect had already fled the area,” said Chief Greg Harman, with the Kensington Police Department.

Around 4:30 a.m., police in Berkeley arrested 22-year-old Brian Hubbard about a half mile away from the crime scene.

Neighbors say he was randomly knocking on doors.

“He was positively identified by both our victim and the Berkeley victim,” said Chief Harman.

“Oh my God! I should have called the cops on this man,” said Natalia Riccardi.

Riccardi says she saw a man matching the suspect’s description the day before.

“I didn’t want to call the police because he didn’t do anything. He was just making weird noises,” she said.

Hubbard was arrested and charged with burglary and committing lewd acts with a child.

Police say there is not a connection between the suspect and the victim or her family.

Investigators believe Hubbard simply chose the victim’s home at random.