Burglary thwarted by Palm Springs vacation renter

A man was arrested in Palm Springs early Friday morning after police say he broke into a vacation rental and tried to steal jewelry from a married couple who were renting the place out.

Edward O’Brien, 27, is accused of breaking into the house on Canyon Rock Road at 5 am while the couple slept, reports the Desert Sun. He tried to flee with some of the couple’s jewelry, but was subdued by the husband.

Police were called and determined that O’Brien was in possession of methamphetamine. He was on parole for a prior home invasion charge.

The couple was not injured.

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