Thu Oct 29, 2009, 01:23 PM EDT
ADRIAN, Mich. - Adrian police say a Detroit man broke into a house and tried to steal valuables from a woman's bedroom, before he was discovered and fled the house wearing only his boxer shorts and a pink baseball cap.
According to a report released today by the Adrian Police Department, Ronald Dewayne Harris, 25, is accused of entering through the front window of the home in the 1000 block of East Church Street around 7:35 p.m. Tuesday.
According to the report, one of the residents, a boy, discovered the suspect carrying his mother's blanket and saw that DVDs were falling out of the blanket. The suspect allegedly told the boy several times that "You better open that door," upon which the boy opened the front door and the man ran outside. The boy then went to tell his sister that they had been robbed. Their mother was just coming home, according to the report, and her children told her what had happened.
The woman told police that she stepped outside and saw the suspect, who was wearing boxer shorts and her pink ball cap. She began to call the police, when the man started running west on Church Street. The woman told police that she and her daughter, joined by neighbors, chased the suspect. The suspect then dropped the blanket he had been carrying and continued running west through the backyards between Church and Frank streets, according to the report.
When police caught Harris, according to the report, an officer asked him what he was doing. The suspect allegedly told the officer that he was from Detroit and was trying to walk home. He told the officer he didn't know where he was, according to the report. When the officer asked him where his clothes were and why he was running, the man said some girls had taken his clothes and he was chasing them to get his clothes back.
According to the report, a pile of clothes belonging to Harris was found nearby, along with items belonging to the victim.
The crime appears to be random in nature, Adrian deputy police chief Laurence Van Alstine said.
Harris was arraigned today in Lenawee County District Court on charges of home invasion, larceny in a building and possession of less than 25 grams of cocaine.
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