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Woman drags naked man by his beard

By Lynn Herrmann     Sep 11, 2010 in Crime
Kansas City - An elderly woman dragged her neighbor by his beard to her front door after she awoke in the middle of the night and found him standing over her naked.
An east Kansas City woman says she awoke around 12:50 a.m. on Tuesday morning to find her neighbor standing over her naked. She then dragged him by his beard to the front door in an attempt to throw him out.
The neighbor, Laurence K. Saunders, 62, then began choking her. At that point the victim grabbed a tape measure, hitting him on the head three times. He then left her home.
Jim Kanatzar, Jackson County prosecutor, has charged Saunders with first-degree burglary, second-degree sexual misconduct and two counts of third-degree assault.
The incident began on Labor Day afternoon when the victim first discovered Saunders in her home, KMBC reports. She states he then told her that her dog had escaped through her back door.
According to court documents: “Saunders told the victim that he returned the dog through the rear door of her residence and used a rock to keep it closed. Saunders went to the rear door of the residence and told the victim that anyone could enter because it was not secure.”
A neighbor living in the same mobile home park as the victim and Saunders agreed with the victim’s account. Billie Warfield said the victim’s dog had been running loose through the neighborhood on Monday afternoon. She notified Saunders who then retrieved the dog, taking it inside the victim’s home.
Warfield states that Saunders notified her that none of her doors were locked.
The court documents add that the victim went to sleep after Saunders left. She awoke just before 1 a.m. to find “Saunders standing over her naked. Saunders grabbed the victim’s are and told her that he was just ‘being friendly.’”
At that point, the beard dragging began.
“As the victim was attempting to force Saunders from the residence, Saunders grabbed the victim by her throat," the court records state. "The victim picked up a tape measure and struck Saunders in the head three times at which time he left.”
The woman informed police she then found Saunders black shorts on the DVD player in her living room. She then threw the shorts at Saunders, who was sitting on her deck crying.
The victim suffered scratches on her neck and bruises on her hands and arms.
According to Jackson County records, Saunders is a registered sex offender over a previous case involving child molestation.
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