Father uses DUCT TAPE to restrain sex offender, 39, who broke into his five-year-old daughter's bedroom and masturbated in front of her while repeating: 'I love you'

 A California father used duct tape to restrain a convicted sex offender who allegedly broke into his family's home and masturbated in front of a five-year-old girl.  

The chilling incident unfolded at about 5am Tuesday in Grayson when the girl and her grandmother woke up to find Daniel Diaz, 39, standing outside their bedroom window with his genitals exposed, according to the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Office.  

'He went and knocked the door, he tried to open the door, peeking through the window, trying to see and he was showing his private parts around the windows,' Ceci Ramirez, the girl's eldest sibling told CBS13 as she translated the events for her mother Martha Zapeda. 

Ramirez said Diaz kept repeating: 'I love you,' as he touched himself before the grandmother went to wake the girl's parents.  

The break-in was captured on surveillance video from outside the home, which allegedly shows Diaz peering through the window. 

The break-in was captured on home surveillance cameras at the family's Stanislaus County residence Tuesday morning

The break-in was captured on home surveillance cameras at the family's Stanislaus County residence Tuesday morning

According to the girl's mother, Martha Zapeda, the five-year-old was sleeping with her grandmother when they sensed they were being watched through the bedroom window

According to the girl's mother, Martha Zapeda, the five-year-old was sleeping with her grandmother when they sensed they were being watched through the bedroom window

After the girl's father warned Diaz to leave, the suspect allegedly took a screen off one of the home's windows and crawled inside the girl's bedroom

After the girl's father warned Diaz to leave, the suspect allegedly took a screen off one of the home's windows and crawled inside the girl's bedroom

When the father warned Diaz to leave, Ramirez said the suspect took a screen off one of the home's windows and crawled inside the girl's bedroom.  

'The man turned on the lights and that's when my sister woke up and she got scared,' Ramirez said.


Ramirez's father then tackled the suspect, and restrained him with duct tape as they called 911.

'I was pretty scared because I thought the man would've taken and kidnapped her,' Ramirez said.

'It's really sad that people are outside doing things like that,' Erica, a next-door neighbor, said.

Following the incident, Diaz was arrested on suspicion of home invasion, burglary, child abuse, and peeping and prowling, Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Sgt. Luke Schwartz. Pictured is the window Diaz crawled into

Following the incident, Diaz was arrested on suspicion of home invasion, burglary, child abuse, and peeping and prowling, Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Sgt. Luke Schwartz. Pictured is the window Diaz crawled into

Pictured: The window Diaz allegedly climbed through to get into the five-year-old's room

Pictured: The window Diaz allegedly climbed through to get into the five-year-old's room 

Apart from being frightened, Zapeda said her youngest daughter is doing fine. 

Zapeda, on the other hand, is still shaken up. 

'I feel like I'm not safe,' she told CBS13.

Zapeda said she's proud of the father for protecting their family.   

Following the incident, Diaz was arrested on suspicion of home invasion, burglary, child abuse, peeping and prowling, Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Sgt. Luke Schwartz. 

He was convicted of breaking into a 64-year-old woman’s home in Newman in 2009, attempting to rape her the year before.   

The victim told the Modesto Bee she was awakened by a man who rubbed her thigh and whispered: "I’m Daniel."

Diaz was later arrested on suspicion of felony sexual assault and burglary, Newman Police Chief Adam McGill said.

Father uses DUCT TAPE to restrain sex offender, 39, who broke into his five-year-old daughter's bedroom and masturbated in front of her while repeating: 'I love you' Father uses DUCT TAPE to restrain sex offender, 39, who broke into his five-year-old daughter's bedroom and masturbated in front of her while repeating: 'I love you' Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 10:52 Rating: 5

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