Man arrested after following woman home in PHX

Posted at 1:12 PM, Mar 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-30 17:40:35-04

A man has been arrested after he followed a woman home in downtown Phoenix.

Phoenix police announced on Wednesday afternoon that 21-year-old Tark Tsosie was booked into jail for attempted sexual assault, kidnapping, burglary, assault and possession of marijuana.

According to police, on Saturday, March 19 before 8:30 p.m., a 21-year-old woman was followed by Tsosie to her apartment near 3rd and Roosevelt streets. 

Tsosie reportedly pretended to be looking for a different apartment, but when she entered her residence and closed the door, the suspect pushed the door open and entered.

He grabbed the victim and tried to drag her to her bedroom, but the victim's roommate came out of his room and chased him off.

"I think it's really crazy, honestly,” said Steven Samaniego, a tenant at Roosevelt Point Apartments where the incident happened. "There's a lot of hidden spots the cameras can't really see." 

Residents say they’ve learned to watch their backs.

"I actually had an encounter, as well, not to that extreme, but I did see someone strange walking around and trying to come in behind me,” Miller said. 

Even though the gates are secured and there are surveillance cameras all around the building, it wasn't enough to keep a bad guy out.