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Deputies arrest Hillsborough man found hiding in bushes outside apartment

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Ramirez, 32, has been arrested 17 times in Hillsborough County since 1998. He is free on bond. Ramirez, 32, has been arrested 17 times in Hillsborough County since 1998. He is free on bond.
TAMPA (FOX 13) -

A convicted felon with an extensive arrest record was found hiding in the bushes of a Hillsborough County apartment complex early Saturday morning.

Deputies figured he was up to no good and arrested him on loitering and prowling charges.

Christian Cesar Ramirez was booked into the Hillsborough County Jail and released after posting a bond of $250.

According to a Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office report the incident occurred just after 1 a.m. at the Marina Point Village Court development in Tampa.

Investigators say Ramirez, 32, was observed behind an apartment building in the bushes, attempting to conceal himself. He was spotted approximately one foot from the window of a residence not known to him.

When confronted by a deputy Ramirez stood up from a crouching position and began to walk away. He was questioned and could not provide a logical reason as to why he was hiding in the bushes the report states.

The building where Ramirez was apprehended is where a 65-year-old female awoke to a man standing over her bed last month. When she screamed the man ran away.

Investigators say the suspect gained access into the unit through a rear window. There have been seven recent incidents at the complex where rear windows have been found open and the screens gone.

Deputies are reviewing surveillance video obtained from the management company to see if Ramirez may have additional charges filed against him.

The suspect is no stranger to law enforcement in Hillsborough County. He's been arrested 17 times since 1998 on a variety of charges including battery, grand theft, burglary and uttering a forged instrument.

Ramirez has served one stint in the state prison system for a conviction out of Hillsborough County.

The investigation continues.

 

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