Mistake an apartment for a spaceship? Try to steal it? San Francisco understands.


San Francisco's Santino Aviles has been acquitted of purportedly breaking into an apartment and taking a nap. Aviles, however, believed he was stealing a spaceship.

According to his defense team, 41-year-old Santino Aviles believed the earth's destruction was imminent, so he spotted the apartment building he thought looked like a spaceship…

After a short nap on the couch, he threw the resident's inflatable exercise ball onto the fire escape, "planning to float with it through the galaxy," he testified….

In a videotaped interrogation following his arrest, Aviles can be seen muttering about spaceships and telling police the world was going to explode.

Aviles was convicted of misdemeanor battery and assault.

(via CBS San Francisco)