Police say a Chandler man was startled to find a stranger sleeping in the trunk of his car.
Chandler police reported that on June 10, a man went to his car parked outside his home near Gilbert Road and Chandler Boulevard and found an unknown man sleeping in the trunk.
According to court documents, the victim also found that the inside of his car had been severely damaged and the door panels were ripped out.
Police arrested 26-year-old Anthony Nicholas Barbaccia still in the car with a knife and crowbar.
Barbaccia reportedly told police that he broke into the vehicle intending to steal the spare tire, court paperwork said. He said he damaged the car because was under the influence of heroin and Xanax.
He has been charged with burglary.