Officer uses footprints to track naked, drunk man
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Sep 08, 2013 | 2402 views | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend | print
At 2:27 a.m. Saturday, a Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a call about a naked man walking through a neighborhood, according to the BCSO incident report.

The complainant told the officer he was alerted when his dogs started barking near the front door. He looked out to check the area and saw a naked man standing at his front door. Next, the naked man allegedly sat down in his patio chair. The complainant said when he opened the door and told the intruder to leave, the man stood up and fell into a nearby bush but was able to get up and walk away within a few minutes.

The officer was able to track the offender by the wet footprints he left in the dewy grass. As the officer approached the end of the footprints, he saw a naked man crouched down at the front door of his residence. After the officer verified that this was indeed his residence, he learned that the man, 28-year-old Mitchell Tilley, had locked himself out of his home and his wife was at her parents’ house.

Tilley claimed he went downtown to have a few drinks and called a cab to get home but did not remember when he disrobed. According to a blood-alcohol test, his blood-alcohol level was .18. The officer arrested him for public indecency and public drunkeness and got him jail clothes to put on once he arrived at the jail.