BEL MARIN KEYS (CBS SF) — Marin County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a man after he allegedly tried to move into a house that was still for sale.

According to the sheriff’s office, a realtor reported on Wednesday that two suspicious people were trying to move into a house in the unincorporated Marin County community of Bel Marin Keys, but the house was still for sale.

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Deputies arrived at the home and located the couple, who allegedly claimed they had rented the house from someone they didn’t know. One of them was identified as 34-year-old Francisco Reyes of San Rafael.

According to the sheriff’s office, Reyes was wanted out of Sacramento County for a probation violation.

As deputies were speaking to Reyes, he allegedly ran away on foot to avoid being arrested, sheriff’s officials said.

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Deputies chased after Reyes, but lost sight of him when he ran into a neighbor’s backyard. Reyes was then spotted running down Bel Marin Keys Boulevard, then running behind a house, sheriff’s officials said.

An alert neighbor came out of their home to tell deputies that a man was in their neighbor’s backyard. When deputies went to the yard, they saw Reyes trying to jump a fence.

Reyes then jumped into a lagoon and swam a few yards, but was surrounded by deputies and quickly taken into custody.

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