Tempe couple wakes up to burglar holding toddler

- A man is under arrest Thursday, after he allegedly gave one Tempe couple a nasty surprise in the early morning hours.

At around 2:30 a.m., police say the couple woke up to the sounds of their whimpering two-year-old daughter.

The mother said she went to check out her daughter's bedroom, and noticed that it was unusual her bedroom door was closed. There, she found her toddler in the arms of a stranger.

Investigators say 34-year-old burglar suspect, Oren Cohen, did not force his way into the apartment. 

The husband confronted Cohen and proceeded to get into a physical altercation, while the mother called 911.

When Tempe police arrived, the suspect attempted to flee. However, he was then tased and arrested.

Cohen will be booked on kidnapping, burglary and aggravated assault charges.


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