A Port St. Lucie man woke up in the middle of the night to find a man rummaging through his bedroom nightstand.
Joseph Knapp says he suddenly woke up around 3 a.m. Monday afraid for his life.
"It didn't seem real," said Joseph Knapp. "At first I thought I might have still been dreaming. "The lights were on in my room and there was a guy squatting next to my bed."
Police found fresh motorcycle tracks in the front yard along with an L&M brand cigarette. They also found an L&M cigarette butt inside the victim's house on the kitchen counter.
The victim told police he doesn't smoke.
An officer who was at a perimeter post noticed a motorcycle going down the next block of Monte Vista, drive off the road and travel behind a house.
The officer followed and found John Sikorsky, 26, who was shirtless and had L&M cigarettes in his pants pocket. The motorcycle was found nearby along with a white t-shirt.
"I think the Port St. Lucie police did an outstanding job," said Knapp. "I can't thank those guys enough."
Detectives on the case learned that Sikorsky had entered the victim's house earlier in the night and stolen a laptop and credit cards. He dropped the computer off at a friend's house and then went to Walmart to use the credit cards.
When the cards were declined, Sikorsky went back to the victim's house, where he was discovered by the victim.
Knapp now plans to install an alarm system.