Nude man charged with burglary

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NIXA, Mo., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Police said a Nixa, Mo., man has been arrested after he allegedly entered his neighbor's house without permission and walked around the empty home in the nude.

Shane Thomas Cargle, 21, was charged with first-degree burglary and resisting arrest after he allegedly entered the house, which his neighbors had recently vacated, and walked around nude before officers arrived to investigate, the Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader reported Tuesday.


Court documents said witnesses dialed 911 and "told dispatch that they did not know how Cargle gained access to the house, but that he was inside the house walking around naked."

Officer Chad Hansen wrote in a probable cause statement that he heard Cargle opening a window in the master bedroom after officers announced themselves outside an unlocked back door.

"I entered in through the rear door to see Cargle running naked through the house, enter into the master bedroom, and close the door behind him," Hansen wrote.

Cargle then allegedly jumped out the bedroom window and ran to his own house, which is located next door to the home he is accused of breaking into, and did not stop when officers twice attempted to stun him with Taser weapons, the newspaper reported.


Officials said Cargle refused to exit his house for several hours and police eventually found him hiding in the attic. He allegedly told officers he had been drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana before the incident.

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