Skip to main content

St. Cloud police arrest man they suspect is the naked burglar

Two women woke to a naked man in their bedrooms last month.

St. Cloud police have arrested a man they believe broke into two homes and appeared naked next to two women as they slept.

Police say a 39-year-old man was arrested for a parole violation on Oct. 30, the day after the second report of a woman waking up to a naked intruder by her bed.

But as KNSI reports, the man was also a person of interest in the naked burglaries, because he had similar past convictions, he matched the description of the suspect, and lived close to where both crimes happened.

Evidence found at the crime scene also links him to the break-ins.

The incident on Oct. 29 saw a woman wake to find a man naked from the waist down by her bed. He grabbed her by the ankles, but fled the scene when she screamed and pushed him away.

Sign up: Subscribe to our daily newsletters

It follows a similar incident 10 days earlier on the same block, when a woman reported a strange man was in her room, completely naked and touching himself.

He is being held in jail in Hennepin County, which is where the parole violation occurred, pending charges from the Stearns County Attorney's Office.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2023-01-27 at 7.45.44 PM

Protest for Tyre Nichols to be held outside MN Governor’s Mansion

Activists groups say they’ll call on Gov. Tim Walz and the Legislature to implement police reforms.

Pool

Minnesota pool contractor banned from industry, must pay $2 million-plus

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison filed suit against Charles Workman and his company, MN Crete Pools, LLC, in August.

Minneapolis police

St. Paul man identified as victim of north Minneapolis homicide

The shooting occurred on the 2200 block of Emerson Avenue North on Wednesday.

ambulance

Two youths seriously injured after being struck by driver in Bloomington

Police say the boy is in a critical condition, while the girl has severe injuries.

Rosedale Center

Two men sentenced for carjacking in Rosedale Center parking lot

Leon Kismit Bell, 49, and Jack Mitchell Piche, 23, were sentenced in U.S. District Court on Jan. 20.

Screen Shot 2023-01-27 at 3.59.30 PM

Police identify White Bear Lake officer shot while serving warrant

The officer is a six-year veteran of the department.

abortion, planned parenthood

Minnesota Senate passes bill codifying abortion into state law

Having already passed in the House, it will now be sent to Gov. Tim Walz for signing into law.

Screen Shot 2023-01-27 at 7.45.44 PM

Tyre Nichols: Initial police version of events bear similarities to George Floyd killing

Memphis PD said Nichols complained of 'shortness of breath' following 'confrontations' with police, who in reality violently beat him.

George Floyd, protest

Twin Cities authorities preparing for community reaction to Tyre Nichols video

The ATF division in St. Paul sent out an alert out of "an abundance of caution."

Related

2 reports of women waking to naked burglar by their bed

The latest happened Monday on the same block as the first report.

Naked man detained after running around St. Cloud

He was under the influence of some sort of substance, police say.

St. Cloud police say Walgreens abduction post is a hoax

Police say a Facebook post about the attempted abduction was shared by dozens.

204520452_10158496464198883_3866333872363528570_n

Police release image of suspected Cottage Grove burglar

The individual is allegedly one of two people who broke into a home and stole a vehicle and numerous other items.

Police: Man pulled gun on guy inside St. Cloud Walmart

Police say the other man also had a loaded handgun.

Burglar

Police investigating cabin break-in find burglars asleep inside

Their car was found nearby, and contained stolen goods.

Screen Shot 2020-06-15 at 7.11.05 AM

Suspect wanted in St. Paul fatally shot by police in St. Cloud

It was one of two police shootings in Minnesota on Tuesday.