One man was arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary and another on suspicion of harboring him as a fugitive in the Oakwood area of Venice early Sunday morning.
A 26-year-old Maine resident is suspected of scaling a wall, climbing a roof, and swinging into a residence in the 800 block of Vernon Avenue around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, the LAPD's Lt. Jeff Bert told Patch. Bert said that the man was on "a stimulant."
The suspect was allegedly seen trying to walk out of the house with a laptop, when he was detained by people who had been in the courtyard.
"They were in the backyard, just chilling out at 3 in the morning, as people do in Venice," Bert said. Although the intruder had a knife, houseguests were able to detain him—with one man putting him in a full nelson.
"They took his ID from him, but he was still fighting," Bert said. "They walked him outside and let him go."
The suspect allegedly fled to a house on 7th and Vernon avenues, where he was found hidden in a pile of laundry. A resident there was arrested for allegedly harboring a fugitive and obstructing an investigation, Bert said.
"There was no prior relationship between these people," Bert told Patch. He said that the suspect knocked on the door and asked to be let in. When police arrived, the resident denied that the suspect was there.
Both the suspect and the resident were arrested around 3:30 Sunday morning.
Updated at 6 p.m. Monday.
Editor's note: An earlier version of this story erroneously stated that both suspects were burglary suspects. One man was arrested on suspicion of harboring a fugitive.