Jim Amormino, an Orange County sheriff's spokesman, told reporters gathered Monday at a Laguna Hills condominium complex where a rape took place that authorities were looking a person of interest who drove a light-colored Ford Explorer.
Before answering the last of the journalists' questions, Amormino spotted a light-colored Explorer circling the complex's parking lot and excused himself to write down the license plate number. Deputies tracked the driver to his home: a condo in the same sprawling complex.
"If it turns out to be an actual rape and he turns out to be a suspect, all I can say is: Sometimes people do return" to the scene of the crime, Amormino said. "We have to iron out all the details, but it appears that's what he was doing."
About 8:45 p.m. Sunday, a man in his 20s walked into a pool area of the complex on Santa Vittoria Drive carrying a six-pack of beer. He sat on a bench and talked to a young woman in the Jacuzzi, Amormino said.