The suspect accused of entering the homes of two different Fontana women early Tuesday morning, and sexually assaulting them, has been arrested, Fontana police say.
Raul Alzaga, 28, was arrested in Pomona on Wednesday, after surveillance footage helped the police track him down, officials said.
“The great citizens of Fontana, numerous residents, came forward with surveillance video capturing the suspect before and after the assaults had occurred,” said Fontana Police Chief Billy Green.
Investigators say that Alzaga was spotted driving a car in Pomona Wednesday afternoon, and he took off on foot. When officers cornered him, investigators say he started cutting his neck with a knife.
Alzaga, who police say is a known gang member and on felony probation, is now receiving care at a hospital.
The suspect allegedly entered the home of the first woman and groped her while she slept, until she woke up and family members scared him away, authorities alleged.
The other woman, who lives in an apartment on Juniper Avenue, is paralyzed from the waist down after being struck by a car in her 20s. Alzaga allegedly entered the apartment through a window and sexually assaulted her, officers said.
“There’s not much someone in that position can do to protect themselves,” the woman’s daughter, who wished to remain anonymous to protect her mother, told NBC4.
The daughter also said that she had the following message for Alzaga:
“[The victim] prayed during your attack and what you did to her… She prayed for your soul the entire time… That’s what she would want to say to this monster who hurt her is that… Jesus loves you and please repent.”
Source: NBC Los Angeles