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Burglar Detained for Smoking Meth While Masturbating on Porch

On Wednesday morning a Sioux City man allegedly locked himself inside of the front porch at a stranger’s home, and began sexually pleasuring himself while simultaneously smoking methamphetamine.

The woman occupant of a house containing a front porch noticed an unfamiliar man in the enclosure on January 10 around 8:20 AM.

30-year-old Leland Purgett arrived at the home and allegedly entered the structure. He was able to locate the keys to the house, and he secured himself inside the porch area. With the female occupant of the home in view Purgett reportedly began masturbating in front of her while he was concurrently smoking methamphetamine.

When the Sioux City police reached the location just over an hour after Purgett’s arrival they requested he cease his activities, but they allege that he was not compliant.

When the officers seized Purgett and took him into custody he was charged with 2nd degree burglary, which is a class C felony. He also faces simple misdemeanor charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to obey a peace officer, and a serious misdemeanor charge for possession of controlled substance.

Purgett was taken to Woodbury County Jail. He is being held on $12,000 bail, according to reports.

If you or someone you love is suspected of burglary or drug crimes, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.