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Man Breaks Into Couple’s Home, Strips Naked Before Them While Drinking Their Beer

A Dixon man is in jail after police say he terrorized a couple of Dixon, Illinois, homeowners after breaking into their house, drinking their alcohol and getting naked, WQAD-TV reported.

On June 6, Dixon Police were told about an unwanted person at a house in the 200 block of South Dement Avenue.

On the way to the house, officers were warned that the burglar was naked and holding a fireplace poker.

The man was identified as Joel E. Gartman, of Dixon, 52.

“Gartman was immediately removed from the house and an investigation began,” authorities said.

According to police, Gartman broke in by tearing a screen and forcing open a window at the rear of the house. After entering the home, Gartman unscrewed light bulbs and took off his shoes. While inside, Gartman stole at least three alcoholic beverages from the refrigerator and walked throughout the house drinking it.

One of the home’s residents was sleeping on a couch on the first floor.

Gartman removed all of his clothes and sat next to the sleeping homeowner while holding a fireplace poker.

The homeowner woke up, realized what was happening and ran upstairs to wake the other resident. A short time later, both homeowners came back downstairs and confronted Gartman, who was still in the house trying to hide.

Joel E. Gartman, age 52, of Dixon, Illinois, was charged with residential burglary, (class 1 felony), criminal trespass to residence (class 4 felony), criminal damage to property (class a misdemeanor), theft (class a misdemeanor) and 2 counts of disorderly conduct (class c misdemeanor).


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  1. Egbuwalo Teniola Glory

    Lots of crazy people in the world.

  2. Ezekwo Chinenye Josephine

    Hmmm,what an embarrassment he caused himself

  3. Mbadugha Adaeze vivian 2016054162

    Hmmmm funny people everywhere

  4. Peter Blessing Chinaza

    Outrageous…… New attitude everyday

  5. Okeke Cynthia Chinecherem

    Undoubtedly, the man is insane

  6. What he really embarrassed himself and the couples they will really be scarred

  7. Okwugba Alvin Dubem

    My dear friends oo this one nah madness oo

  8. Okwugba Alvin Dubem

    Imagine human being God created sneaking into someones house den drinking their alcohol

  9. okani ndidiamaka patience

    that was very bad 😖

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