Sabrahim Sadiki, 45, broke in at least twice by scaling a slope, cutting through thick brush and hopping a perimeter fence. The most recent time about a week ago she was caught.
According to court documents, Sadiki was armed with a knife when she broke into the garage and stole "$386" from a car. Then she made her way into an attached mudroom, camping out in the closet before Gates' security grabbed her.
When Medina police arrived, Sadiki told officers she was "just trying to serve her country." The police report reveals she is a homeless woman from the East Coast with no criminal history. She did not have an available mug shot and had no social media presence.
The Gates family would not comment on how someone broke into their $120 million, 66,000 square-foot mansion. The home has cameras, guards and sensors everywhere.
A judge is holding Sadiki on $30,000 bail. She has yet to pay it, so she is still in King County Jail.