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Man allegedly entered Phoenix home, tried to rape sleeping woman

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PHOENIX — Phoenix police said Monday that a man allegedly entered an unlocked home and tried to sexually assault a sleeping woman.

Sgt. Tommy Thompson said Francisco Meza-Beltran, 32, entered the home near 28th Street and Osborn Road around 4:30 a.m.

Thompson said the woman woke up to Meza-Beltran trying to assault her. She fought back and called her son while the suspect fled, he said.

Meza-Beltran had previously entered another unlocked residence nearby and was confronted by a homeowner who was armed with a gun, Thompson said.

He said Meza-Beltran fled and was taken into custody when officers found him trying to climb onto the roof of a third home.

No other details were immediately available.

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