SAN ANTONIO – A man who allegedly asked permission to rob a house was taken into custody.
Police said it happened a few weeks ago, in the 11000 block of Calico Crest, a new subdivision development, located on the city's far West Side.
According to an arrest affidavit, Danny Acosta stole a microwave, but before he did that, he lifted his shirt, showing a black semi-automatic handgun to a subcontractor, and asked, "Can I rob the house?"
When Acosta asked the subcontractor about a home next door to the one he was working on, the subcontractor replied, "It is not my house."
He told police that he saw Acosta later come out of the home with a microwave.
The subcontractor snapped a photo of Acosta putting the microwave in a four-door black Infiniti.
With that picture, Bexar County deputies were able to obtain the license plate and track down Acosta.
The subcontractor later identified Acosta from a photo lineup. Acosta was arrested and is being charged with aggravated robbery.