Three Miami-Dade County men were arrested Tuesday morning in Naples, accused of trying to break into unattended homes.
A woman on the 300 block of Mooring Line Drive called Naples police after a suspicious man looked around her house then knocked on the front door and asked if someone named David was home. Officers later found the suspicious man's white car in front of a home on the 2000 block of Crayton Road.
Police said they saw the man, later idenfitied as Felix Lazaro Rivera, of Hialeah, Fla., hiding in a corner behind the home. A pair of gloves was found on the roof and box cutters and screwdrivers were found in the car.
The car's driver, identified as Angel Lazo, told police Rivera was his stepfather and said Rivera was paying him $100 a day to drive around Naples. Lazo said the home on Crayton Road was the third house they had tried because people answered the door at their first two stops.
The homeowner told officers she did not know the men and said the gloves were not on her roof before their arrival.
Rivera, 36, faces charges of attempted burglary, possession of burglary tools, use of a two-way communication device to facilitate a felony and carrying a concealed weapon. Lazo, 20, also of Hialeah, Fla., faces charges of attempted burglary and use of a two-way communication device to facilitate a felony.
A third man, Luis E. Rodriguez, 46, of Opa-Locka, Fla., who was riding in the back seat of the car, faces a charge of loitering and prowling.