DUNWOODY, Ga. — Police arrested a man found prowling around a Dunwoody apartment complex Oct. 19 after a resident reported that he entered their apartment.
Kareem Samer Habbal, 26, of Berkeley Woods Drive, Duluth, was charged with loitering and prowling.
According to the arrest report, Dunwoody police were called to the Post Crossing Apartment Homes along Ashford Parkway where residents said a man with cuts on his face was knocking on doors asking for help. One resident said the man claimed he’d been involved in a domestic dispute and asked someone to call him an Uber to get back to his car.
When police showed up, they encountered Habbal standing in a breezeway, the report stated. The suspect told officers he was lost and his car was near a Von Maur parking lot with a dead battery.
Habbal admitted to going door to door asking for Uber rides and jumper cables. He also divulged that he was a former prison inmate out on parole. Habbal told police he fell on his face walking up the stairs, which is how he sustained the cuts over his brows.
An officer offered to drive Habbal to the Von Maur department store to search for his vehicle. While en route, police received a report from a 40-year-old man who claimed Habbal entered his home without permission. The victim said he left his door open and Habbal walked into the apartment unsolicited. The man said Habbal then asked for help and told them he was a released prison inmate. He left without incident when the man ordered him out, according to the police report.
Habbal admitted to entering the apartment. Police trespassed him from the residence then arrested him.