A woman in Peoria, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix, was called to police after her husband arrested a man entering their residence early Sunday morning, according to a police report.
The wife told Peoria Police that she woke up around 3:30 a.m. when he heard a sound coming from the dog door located in his room, a police report said. He said he saw a flashlight shining through the door leading to the back of the house and then noticed someone trying to crawl out. Police identified the man as 23-year-old Nix in their report, and noted that his employer was the San Diego Padres.
The husband yelled at his wife to call 911 and give her his gun, according to a police report. Her husband told police that he could not retrieve his wife's handgun, so he did not grab the Taser.
The wife told police that Nix had fallen, according to a police report, and both men ran from the house on foot. Peoria Police said they located the two men several miles away and arrested them without incident.
Nix and Cosgrove, a minor prosecutor, told police that they had dropped off at the home of a rideshare service, and Nix said he believed it. this is his home, according to the report. Nix said he usually goes to his front door, and that none of his doors have a dog door.
Both men told police they had been out drinking that night.
"This is my fault, so I can't blame the alcohol but I'm inebriated," Nix said. He said he could not remember entering the backyard.
Nix lowered his phone indoors, and police have confirmed it was when he was booked into jail, a police report said.
Nix and Cosgrove did not immediately return calls for comment on Thursday night. County court's official website, through Oct. 10, Nix was listed as charged with one count of criminal trespassing. An attorney has not been listed for Nix at this time.
Nix had a status hearing on October 14. Cosgrove had an arraignment hearing on October 8.