Eugene Howard Shelton - Photo Credit: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)

Naked Man Arrested For Forcing His Way Into Phoenix Home With Kids Inside

A Phoenix man has been arrested after he allegedly forced his way into a Phoenix home while naked.

Court documents state that 68-year-old Eugene Howard Shelton has been charged with four felonies and two misdemeanors, following an incident that happened the afternoon of Aug. 12. Phoenix police were called out to a residential area near the intersection of 39th Avenue and Thomas Road, at around 1:59 p.m. The call for help came from the homeowner who stated that an unknown Black male had barged into their house.

When officers arrived to the scene, the suspect was found laying on the driveway of the home, naked, with the homeowner standing next to him.

The homeowner reported to polite that his children called to tell him that a man broke into their house. The homeowner was around the corner when he received their call. When he returned home, he found the suspect sitting in their living room couch.

At the time of the incident, five children were inside the home. A few of the children made an attempt to try to block the man from entering the home through the door, with one even hitting his hand with an iron

Reports state that Shelton kept pushing, forcing his way in and eventually got inside and sat down on the couch, only wearing socks at the time of the incident, with his body, including his private parts fully exposed. Police located Shelton’s boxers and a fanny pack next to the home’s front door.

Upon investigation, the fanny pack included two blue pills marked ‘M30’. Shelton told investigators that he had used methamphetamine, and thought an alligator was trying to get him. He admitted to taking his clothes off and to not knowing anyone in the home.

Shelton’s previous criminal history includes convictions of narcotics-related offenses in 20006 and 2010. His record also includes DUI-related history. Shelton has been charged with indecent exposure, second degree burglary, and resisting arrest.

A judge has set a cash-only bond of $1,000 and Shelton’s preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Aug. 22.