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Naked Burglar Took Cover on Elementary School Rooftop

After allegedly breaking into a Rossmoor home and startling the inhabitants, a suspect shed his clothing and climbed atop a nearby elementary school’s roof to try to escape the police.

While a 14-year-old boy was asleep in his bed an unknown man reportedly came into his room and woke him up. The teen said that the man talked to him for a minute and then proceeded to take off all of his clothing.

While the alleged intruder was busy disrobing, the boy went out of his bedroom to find his parents and alert them about the man. His father was outside of the house for a moment, and the teen located a meat cleaver for protection.

The teenager’s mom encountered the purportedly unwelcome and naked guest, and she said that the man wrapped a cord around her arm before the boy’s father was able to make his way inside to help. When the dad arrived he reportedly ran the alleged trespasser out of the residence while the man remained in the raw.

The nude man reportedly got into a white van and drove a few blocks to Francis Hopkinson Elementary School, where he left his vehicle on the grass. He then allegedly climbed on top of one of the buildings on the campus and stowed himself beneath an HVAC unit in what was purportedly an attempt to conceal his location from the authorities.

Someone had witnessed the unclothed suspect while he was on school grounds and they placed a call to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office to alert them of the situation.

Officers from Los Alamitos and Seal Beach backed up the sheriff’s deputies and worked together to try to coax the man, identified as 37-year-old Keith Eric Newbury, to get down off of the roof.

After nearly 90 minutes, with the assistance of a ladder from the fire authority, Newbury, who was still au naturel, reportedly descended and cooperated with the law enforcement agents.

When the roof was inspected the police reported that they saw graffiti, and they have alleged that Newbury is the party responsible for the illegal street art. They additionally purported that Newbury was using and carrying drugs.

Newbury was checked over at the hospital before being taken into custody for allegations of burglary, indecent exposure, assault with a deadly weapon, vandalism, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substance.

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