Home intruder molested woman as she and husband slept, police say
The husband awoke and tackled Christopher David Schwanke, 35, according to an Orange County district attorney's report. The woman called 911 and her husband held Schwanke until sheriff's deputies arrived, the report says.
Schwanke has been to prison twice: in 2006 for petty theft with a prior and in 2007 for possession of methamphetamine, according to the report.
The Anaheim couple was handing out candy to trick-or-treaters Monday evening when they noticed Schwanke in the neighborhood and realized Schwanke had crashed a party at their home two weeks before, authorities said.
Schwanke allegedly broke in to the couple's home at about 1 a.m. Tuesday as the couple slept. He is accused of molesting her while he was lying on the floor next to her. The woman awoke, initially thinking her husband was touching her, but then realized he was still asleep next to her in bed.
Schwanke, who lists his occupation as "telemarketer," was being held at Orange County Jail. Prosecutors were seeking bail of $1 million.
— Sam Quinones
Photo: Christopher David Schwanke. Credit: Orange County District Attorney's office.