Family wakes up, finds underwear-clad intruder in home

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by Diana Zoga / News 4

KMOV.com

Posted on November 7, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Updated Thursday, Nov 8 at 2:44 PM

LAKE ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- A 47-year-old Wentzville man is facing trespassing and property damage charges after police say he drove an SUV onto a family's yard, then walked into their home and stripped his clothes.

The home owner, Amber Stuckey, says she woke up to noises in her living room around 2:45 a.m. on Wednesday. She figured it was her husband, who stayed up late to watch election results.

"I blindly came out down the hallway and found a male intruder in my great room... standing in his underwear," said Stuckey.

She alerted her husband and then called 911. Stuckey said she grabbed her stun gun in case the intruder tried to attack her. Stuckey said she turned it on as a warning to the man. "I zapped it a few times."

"The power is on. Don't move," she warned the intruder. Mrs. Stuckey and her husband detained the man until police arrived.

According to police, the intruder has not been formerly charged, but News 4 learned he has a history of DWI.

Lake St. Louis Police said the man's SUV was found outside, in the family's backyard, wedged up against the Stuckey's swing set. It appeared the man tried to walk across the family's covered pool and got wet. Pieces of his clothing were in the yard and inside the family's kitchen.

Police said the man was able to get in the house through an unlocked door. Stuckey said the family forgot to lock the door after taking their dog outside earlier that night.

Police found the man's wallet in some shrubs in the Stuckey's yard and Mrs. Stuckey said she discovered a retainer and false tooth on her back step.

"I thought, 'Is this part of Hangover, Part 3?' It was such a ridiculous scene."

Police said  two children were in the home during the incident. They were sleeping in their rooms and were not injured.

 

 

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