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Sex offender caught showering in stranger's home

April 26, 2013 at 3:03 PM

HIGHLAND, Calif., April 26 (UPI) -- Police in California said they arrested a sex offender parolee who removed his ankle GPS tracker and was found taking a shower in a stranger's home.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said Gary Bakken, 52, who was on parole for failing to register as a sex offender, removed his GPS ankle monitor and his whereabouts were unknown until a man discovered him inside his Highland home, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday.

Investigators said Bakken walked into the unlocked home around 6:45 a.m. Saturday, arranged his belongings in a bedroom and took a shower before being discovered by the male resident.

The sheriff's department said Bakken told deputies he thought the home belonged to a relative.

Bakken was arrested on suspicion of being a sex offender out of compliance with his parole and illegally entering a dwelling.

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