Posted: Tuesday, 02 August 2011 2:14PM
Cops: K-9 bites, apprehends nude lawnmower thiefPolice say they caught a nude "peeping tom" red-handed as he burglarized Livingston Parish residences au naturel.
Livingston Parish Sheriff's Department spokesman Perry Rushing says deputies were investigating a report at 3:00AM of a burglary in progress when they found a suspicious vehicle parked on Ledoux Lane south of Walker.
Rushing tells WWL First News that officers notice a riding lawn mower near the vehicle "that appeared to have been taken from a nearby structure as if someone may have been trying to steal it." The deputies also noticed that window screens had been removed from three homes on the dead-end street, and chairs and stools had been positioned below each of the windows.
That's when deputies reported seeing a nude man run from a nearby shed and "streak out across a field." Rushing says deputies dispatched a K-9 named "Gunner" to chase the fleeing, naked suspect after the man refused verbal commands to stop.
"After several minutes, Gunner made an apprehension," Rushing said.
Hey, if you are going to skulk around naked, peeping into windows at 3 am, you may as well "borrow" a riding lawn mower too.
Mr. Clayton, the suspect, should be glad that Gunner did not want to play "fetch the ball".