SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Police say a man climbed onto the balcony of Gov. Jerry Brown’s Midtown condominium while the governor was in China.

Speaking to victims at a rally on the Capitol steps today, Brown said he, too, was a victim.

“Just a few days ago, a gentleman was found on my balcony trying to get in,” he said. “I live on top of P.F. Chang’s on the fourth floor. Luckily I wasn’t home.”

But Brown’s neighbor at the swanky downtown address was home and called 911 when he saw the man on the governor’s balcony. Police showed up and arrested the suspect on prowling charges.

Somehow he made it on the roof before getting on the balcony. But, there’s no evidence the possible would-be burglar targeted Brown.

The governor used his story of a near break-in to show victims he feels their pain.

“I know the fear and the anxiety, and I want to do nothing more than make this place safe but I gotta make it actually happen,” he said.

We reached out to the governor office and the his capital detail to find out what kind of security he has at home, how this could happen and if they plan to increase security there. They did not return our calls.


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