California Governor Jerry Brown, who studied at a Jesuit seminary, is surely familiar with the phrase from Galatians 6:7: “Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”
Brown, a sanctuary cities supporter, likely never figured that his own views on the subject would return to bite him, but that’s exactly what happened last month, when a homeless man arrested for breaking into Brown’s home claimed he selected Brown’s home because Brown was "an open-door policy kind of guy."
According to the California Highway Patrol, Steven Seeley, 51, was arrested April 19 after breaking into Brown's mansion in Sacramento. On Sunday, speaking to KCRA, Seeley stated he heard what he thought was a large cat roaring nearby, and ran into Brown’s home through a side door. He asserted, “He’s an open-door policy kind of guy, so I figured the door would be unlocked, or else I wouldn’t have ran over there if I thought the door would be locked.”
Seeley, who described himself as using methamphetamine virtually every day, told The Sacramento Bee that he saw wild animals on the streets of midtown Sacramento and walked in the house because he knew they had "big guns." He said, "I was looking for the security staff, but I didn't see anybody. I thought the governor was in trouble, I thought he was in danger of being attacked by the wild animals, so I walked in. I yelled 'Jerry.'"