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After champagne, naked burglar showers, gets arrested, police say

April 13, 2012 | 10:37 am

Image: Map shows approximate location of where a a burglary suspect ate a meal and showered in a Joshua Tree home. Source: Google Maps A burglary suspect ate a meal, drank a bottle of champagne and took a shower before being arrested at gunpoint, naked inside the the bathroom of the Joshua Tree home he was attempting to rob, authorities said Friday. 

Michael Calvert, 25, was arrested by San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies around 8:15 p.m. Thursday after the homeowner returned to his residence on 29 Palms Highway, according to San Bernardino County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Cindy Bachman.

The homeowner reported hearing someone in the bathroom with the door closed, Bachman said.

Sgt. Jason Radeleff of the Morongo Basin sheriff's station said an investigation revealed the burglar "helped himself to some food, downed a bottle of champagne and then took a shower."

"He made a statement that he entered the house because his feet were hurting him," Radeleff said.

Calvert was taken into custody and booked on suspicion of residential burglary, Bachman said. He is being held on $25,000 bail, authorities said.

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-- Matt Stevens

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Image: Map shows approximate location of where a burglary suspect allegedly ate a meal and showered in a Joshua Tree home. Source: Google Maps

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