from the “dumb criminals” file

Deputies: Suspect fell asleep after raping woman

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY (Bay News 9) — Hillsborough County deputies arrested a man on charges of rape after they found him asleep in his victim’s bed.

Deputies said that Luis Ayala, 32, forced his way into a woman’s home on Monday evening, punched her and then repeatedly sexually assaulted her, after which he went to sleep in her bed. According to reports, the victim took the opportunity to run to a neighbor’s home, where she called 911.

Ayala was arrested and charged with sexual battery, burglary of an occupied dwelling with assault and false imprisonment. No bond has been set.