Monroe County Sheriff's deputies find burglary, car theft suspect hiding naked in a field.
Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Moberly man who they say was naked from the waist down on suspicion of auto theft and burglary on May 31 in a remote rural area of the county.
Glen L. Schaffner was charged Monday with felony burglary in the first degree and felony stealing of a motor vehicle by Monroe County Prosecuting Attorney Talley Kendrick. Bail was set at $40,000.
Schaffner allegedly broke into a home in Jacksonville in western Monroe County, near the Randolph County line, on the afternoon of May 31. Sheriff’s deputies said the homeowner was asleep around 4 p.m. when he was awakened by the family dog.
“He said he heard a commotion outside his bedroom, so he started yelling family member’s names thinking they were in the house,” deputies wrote in an incident report. “He then observed a white male subject who was naked enter the doorway of his bedroom.”
Deputies said that when the homeowner demanded the intruder’s name, the suspect went outside and allegedly stole the homeowner’s 2007 GMC Sierra, fleeing eastbound on Route J.
“(The homeowner) then discovered that the subject had used his shower, and had stuffed several clothing items and a pair of boots into his toilet,” according to the police report. The homeowner said Schaffner left a 1999 GMC pick-up truck in his driveway.
Deputies say the GMC pick-up left in the driveway had been stolen from a residence located about four miles away in Randolph County earlier in the day, and the clothing left in the toilet was taken from a home during a burglary.
About three hours after the alleged burglary, shortly after 7 p.m., 911 dispatchers received a call that the Schaffner had been spotted in a field. A Monroe County deputy responded and spotted Schaffner.
“He was naked from the waist down and wearing a black hoodie, which (the homeowner) identified was his and was in the pick-up,” deputies said in their report.
Deputies said that homeowner’s pick-up truck was in a pond a short distance from Schaffner was found hiding.
Deputies said that Schaffner was confused and disoriented when questioned.
“He also appeared very tired and kept falling over while seated on the ground,” deputies wrote. “Schaffner also talked about having information the NSA wanted.”
After Schaffner was examined by medics, deputies said it was determined “that he was not fit for confinement at this present time and based on his actions, posed a danger to himself and others.”
Schaffner was released to the Missouri Psychiatric Unit of the University of Missouri Hospital.