Collier County, Fla., - Gary Bachelor remembers his former neighbor, 44-year-old Andres (Andrew) Perez as a family man.
"His son was a football champion and his daughter was a cheerleader champion they drove all over the state going to their games," said Bachelor."
But, Wink News found out Perez and his alleged accomplice 27-year-old Johnathan Contreras of Immokalee were arrested in Orange County for an attempted home invasion. Deputies say they could also be responsible for the recent home invasions in Collier County.
"I can't imagine Andrew (Perez) doing any criminal activity," said Batcher. "He was real good with his kids and supported everything they did in high school."
Deputies arrested Perez ten times in Collier County. Most of them were for burglary and grand theft. In 2005, detectives say Perez broke into the Boys and Girls' Club on Davis Boulevard and stole electronics and money. In 2009, he was arrested in Lee County for hiring a prostitute.
Contreras also has prior arrests in Collier County. Deputies arrested him five times for drug possession, trespassing and disorderly conduct. In 2012, Collier County schools banned him from all sporting events after he got into a fight with some football players and their coach during a high school game.