Hands of prisoner in jail
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The mayor of South Fulton, Georgia was arrested after breaking into a house and being held at gunpoint by the homeowner, WSB-TV reported.

Mayor Khalid Kamau was arrested on Saturday after the owner of a lakeside property called the police to report that someone had broken into his house.

Kamau admitted that he had broken into the home while on his way to a dog park. He said that the house was his "dream home" and that he hoped to purchase it one day. He also said that he thought the property was "abandoned."

The homeowner discovered the intruder and called the police before holding the mayor at gunpoint.

Police heard Kamau yell over the phone: “Do you know who the [expletive] I am? I’m the mayor, and I’ll wait for my police to get here and see what happens then."

The homeowner told Kamau to wait for the police to arrive, to which the mayor replied: “Are you going to shoot me while I’m walking away?”

After police arrived, Kamau was taken to the Fulton County Jail, where he was charged with criminal trespass and first-degree burglary before being released on $11,000 bail.

Kamau said afterward that he apologized to the homeowner before the arrest. Upon leaving the prison, he told reporters: “I do want to thank the South Fulton police and the staff of officers for their courteous and professional service throughout the day."

Municipal officials said in a statement following the incident: The city of South Fulton is committed to upholding the law and ensuring that all individuals, regardless of their position, are subject to the same fair and just treatment."