PD: Man high on meth, vodka during home burglary

PARADISE VALLEY, AZ - A 45-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly tried to burglarize a Paradise Valley home while high on methamphetamine Thursday night.

According to Paradise Valley Police, the homeowner described the white male inside his residence as wearing only jeans and no shirt.

The suspect fled the scene as officers arrived but was located in the area of Lincoln Drive and N. Palo Cristi Road, hiding behind an air conditioning unit.

The suspect, Christopher Fulton, was positively identified by the homeowner as the being the person inside the residence.

Fulton was taken to the police station for processing.

Police said it did not appear at the time that anything had been taken from the home.

Checking around the neighborhood, police said it does not appear there were any other victims.

Once Fulton got to the police station he told officers he was extremely high on methamphetamine and had also been drinking vodka.

He reportedly started splashing himself with toilet water to try to cool off and became very sick.

The Phoenix Fire Department responded to check on Fulton and recommended he be taken to the hospital due to an accelerated heart rate and the combination of drugs and alcohol in his system.

It is unclear if he has been booked into the Maricopa County Jail yet.

Charges are pending.

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