Earlier this week, Michelle Watkins, a 33-year-old woman from Junction City, California, was arrested after she was found sleeping naked inside a stranger’s home in Anderson, California. According to reports, she allegedly broke into the house, took a shower, and then fell asleep on the homeowner’s bed. She also made herself a sandwich, which she only took one bite of, drank a beer, and stole his cigarettes.
When the homeowner returned to his house, the first thing he saw was a ripped up package on sitting on his front porch with a knife lying nearby. He then went inside and found the strange woman sleeping in his bedroom. Alarmed, he woke her up and called 911.
By the time local police arrived at the house, she had gotten dressed and was sitting in a chair on the front porch. She was subsequently placed in handcuffs and taken to a nearby jail on suspicion of “residential burglary, petty theft and possession of stolen property” with bail set at $25,000.
Watkins is not the only person to be recently arrested after being found naked inside someone else’s home. William Hanson, an 18-year-old man living in Prescott, Arizona, was also arrested earlier this week after he too was found naked and incoherent inside a stranger’s home. He apparently licked a tab of acid and freaked out.
Shortly after his arrest, Dwight D’Evelyn, the Media Relations Coordinator for the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO), provided reporters with additional details. Specifically, she explained that deputies, who were responding to a call they received at about 11 PM about a man seen running from a vehicle that was abandoned in the middle of the street, “found a blue 2004 Chevrolet truck in the roadway with the ignition keys still intact, the engine off and the transmission in drive.”
The officers then proceeded to search the vehicle. Inside, they found Hanson’s wallet and “several items of paraphernalia with cannabis residue.” However, when they looked up the car’s information, they learned that he was not its registered owner. Upon making this discovery, they decided to reach out to the vehicle’s registered owner. “Deputies contacted the registered owner of the vehicle by phone who explained that his son, William Hanson, had been given permission to use the vehicle around 4 PM,” explained D’Evelyn.
As they worked to figure out what was going on, a second call came in about a naked man found inside a bedroom of a nearby home. The homeowners found him there after they heard banging noises coming from the room. He apparently entered the house through an unlocked door. According to the officers, when they arrived to pick him up, he was absolutely incoherent in addition to being completely nude.
Concerned, they transported him to a local hospital. The next day, he was released from the hospital and taken into police custody, where he was questioned about what happened. “He admitted licking an acid tab along with his female passenger while parked in an area near Granite Basin,” reported D’Evelyn. “Hanson could not recall any events following the ingestion, including the circumstances occurring after he abandoned the truck,” she added.
Following his confession, he was arrested and sent to the Camp Verde Detention Center but was released a short time later on a $4,000 bond. He’s currently facing charges of “possession of a dangerous drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, trespassing, and DUI with drugs.”
In addition to Watkins and Hanson, Orion Krause, a 22-year-old man living in Massachusetts, was also recently arrested after he showed up naked to his neighbors’ house and told them that he murdered his mother, two grandparents, and their caretaker. Upon searching his home, investigators confirmed that there were indeed four dead bodies. All of them were reportedly killed by blunt force trauma. Police claim they have the murder weapon, but as of now, they haven’t revealed what it is. His motive is also currently unknown and it’s unclear whether or not he was under the influence of drugs.
Out of all the crazy things that police officers have to deal with, nudity is easily among the most unusual. It’s also clearly not entirely uncommon.