Pinellas County Sheriff Deputies say 47 year old William Wilson was looking for a home to break into Friday and found this one on Arcadia Drive in Palm Harbor.
They say he rode a scooter into the quiet neighborhood and rang the doorbell.
When no one answered they say he went and parked the scooter in a nearby plaza, came back, broke in through the kitchen window and began to fill a bag with coins, jewelry and video games.
There was just one problem for Wilson, he wasn't alone.
"It just, you know, happens. Somebody sees an opportunity they're going to take it, they just kinda went in the wrong house I guess that day," said neighbor Damon Norton.
Investigators say 13 year old Angelina Scisco was home.
They say she figured out what was going on, hid in a bedroom closet and called her mom.
Her mother called police who neighbors say, arrived in force.
"They were out here in droves," said Norton.
When deputies arrived at the front of the house they say Wilson ran out the back.
He eventually ended up at the back of this house one street over on Longleaf Lane and tried to break into that house, but only made it into the lanai.
That's where he was arrested.
"They all converged on a couple of houses down and my wife was freaking out," said Norton.
Wilson appears to be familiar with the feel of handcuffs around his wrists.
He was just released from prison last November after serving 20 years for armed burglary.
It appears this time his quick apprehension was thanks to the quick thinking of a 13 year old.
"Sounds like her mom and dad taught her good," said Norton.
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