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article imageNaked French burglar ends up in psychiatric ward

By Anne Sewell     Oct 26, 2014 in Odd News
Saint Etienne - French police had an interesting case on their hands this week, after getting calls from residents in and around Saint Etienne that a naked man had burgled their homes.
Running around in his birthday suit, a burglar has broken into several homes in central France but has finally been caught.
The reason he was caught is that a woman, living in the commune of Unieux, spotted the burglar entering her home. The woman immediately hid in her car and called the police. While waiting for them to arrive, she watched the man exit her home, after having stolen her jewelry box and 1,000 euros in cash. It was also only then that she realized that the man was stark naked.
In the meantime, however, the man climbed back into his car and drove to the neighboring village of Saint-Paul-en-Cornillon. The lady made a note of his car's license number for the police.
Still in a state of complete undress, the man then broke into yet another house by smashing the door. This time he apparently felt the need to freshen up, as he enjoyed a shower in the victim's home. Apparently finally deciding it was a good idea to get dressed, he then stole a pair of shorts and a T-shirt which he found in the home, picked up a laptop that was lying around and left the house.
Having in the meantime been identified as the burglar, he then returned to his own home in Firminy, only to be greeted by the police and arrested.
The burglar apparently did admit his deeds, and even told police that he felt like he was appearing “in an action movie.” However he couldn't actually tell the officers why he had committed the crimes and had absolutely no idea why he did them while naked.
As the police received no adequate explanation of his actions, they admitted him to a local psychiatric hospital where he is undergoing tests.
French Sources:
Direct Matin
The Local France
Le Progrès
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