A report of loud banging on the fourth floor of an uptown office building Sunday night led to the arrest of a city man who allegedly said he was homeless and had been living in the building for several weeks, police said.
Officers were dispatched to 10 Mott Ave. at 9:45 p.m. and reported finding an office door forced open on the fourth floor. Police spokeswoman Sgt. Lisa Cotto said they found a hammer on a table inside the office.
Cotto said a security guard told officers all of the building's offices were found secure as of 9 p.m.
Continuing their search of the building, Cotto said officers found Robert Lametta lying on the floor of a dentist's office on the third floor. She said Lametta told officers he was homeless, had done nothing wrong and had been living in the building for several weeks.
Lametta, 33, of 24 Katy La., was charged with third-degree burglary, second-degree criminal trespass, and refusing to be fingerprinted.
Lametta was held on $10,000 bond and given a court date of Dec. 13.