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Louisiana Man Breaks Into Home, Reclines On Couch Naked

Authorities in Louisiana said that a man made himself a little too much at home when he broke into a local residence recently. In fact, he made himself so much at home that he felt comfortable reclining on the couch naked.

The man, identified as Jessie Patterson of Bogalusa, was reportedly already reclining on the couch, supremely relaxed, when deputies first found him inside the Louisiana home.

As The Story Goes...

According to a press release shared on Facebook, a Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy "responded to a complaint on Reid Pigott Road concerning a suspicious man carrying a large stick who was walking in and out of a yard and then into adjacent woods. When the deputy arrived on the scene, he was unable to locate the man but was asked to check a nearby residence.

Arriving at the residence, the deputy found the door unlocked. He announced his presence and entered the residence to make certain all was okay. Once inside the residence, he encountered a naked man sitting in a recliner. The man claimed he was renting the residence. A check with the homeowner, who was en route to the scene, determined this was not true. A check with the complainant indicated this was the man who previously was walking in and out of another yard."

Just Needed A Bit Of Encouragement

Patterson, 50, was then taken into custody and driven to the Washington Parish Hail. Once there, Patterson refused to get out of the deputy's vehicle. Eventually, corrections deputies were able to make him leave, after which they escorted him to the jail, clothed him, and booked him on charges of resisting an officer, prohibited acts, and simple burglary. They set his bond at $25,000.

He'd Seen This Film Before

As it turned out, this was not Patterson's first time at the rodeo. In fact, he'd spent previous stays at the Washington Parish Jail in the years 2008, 2016, 2021, and again earlier in 2022. His previous charges included criminal neglect of family, domestic violence, resisting an officer, theft of a motor vehicle, and other crimes.

Take It Away, Sheriff

Perhaps the person who put the incident most succinctly was Sheriff Randy Seal, who proclaimed in the statement:

“Mr. Patterson was far too comfortable in another person’s residence. I’m glad our officer was able to clothe him before transporting him to jail. After already making one unwise decision to force his way into a residence, Patterson made another unwise decision by refusing to exit the deputy’s vehicle and walk into the jail like a man. Our deputies persuaded him otherwise. Welcome to the Washington Parish Jail, Mr. Patterson.”

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