(Photo: Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office)
LITTLETON, Colo. – A 65-year-old building inspector is accused of breaking into people’s homes and allegedly stealing undergarments from their drawers.
Authorities with the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office rushed to a woman’s home on Sept. 12 after the homeowner claimed she saw a man walk into her bedroom and go through her dresser.
Around 8:30 a.m., the woman heard the doorbell ring but she did not get up to answer it.
She was able to hear the basement door open and spotted the suspect walk into her bedroom.
He allegedly began going through the woman’s dresser drawers and taking out undergarments.
That’s when he realized the victim was still in her bed and he immediately ran from the house.
When officers arrived, they learned the victim was having her basement re-modeled and a building inspector was scheduled to stop by in the morning.
Arapahoe County authorities quickly arrested 65-year-old Lambert Leon Iringan, who also goes by the name Lonnie.
After searching Iringan’s home, investigators claim they found multiple undergarments, suggesting there may be other victims.
Iringan has been an Arapahoe County building inspector since 1998 and is now on paid administrative leave, pending the outcome of the investigation.
Officials say he will be facing charges of second-degree burglary and theft.
Iringan is being held at the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office Detention Facility on a $200,000 bond.
Anyone who believes they may have been victimized by Lambert is asked to call the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office at (303) 795-4711.