The victim, whose name was not released, called 911 to report that he was awakened by a man in a red hat standing in his bedroom armed with a knife. The intruder snatched up three cellphones and other small items, then fled the scene, but he didn't get far.
When cops arrived on the scene moments later, Anthony Smith, who was wearing a red hat, flagged down their patrol car and informed them he was not guilty of the robbery that had just taken place. That was a surprising claim, since he was holding the phones that had been swiped from the residence.
He's being held on $10,000 bail.