September 30, 2009

Police: Feces-covered man jumped in pool

Authorities in Florida said a man was arrested and charged with breaking into a back yard and jumping into a pool while nude and covered in feces.

The Martin County Sheriff's Office said a resident reported hearing the man crash through the screen of the pool at about 9 p.m. Saturday and he spotted the intruder, who he recognized as someone he had seen around the neighborhood, snatch a towel before fleeing, reported Wednesday.

Deputies said a K-9 unit tracked the suspect to a nearby home, where he was identified as Robert Stark Higgins, 21. Higgins told deputies he had been drinking beer and vodka.

It was not clear why Higgins had been covered in feces.

Higgins was charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling, disorderly conduct and misdemeanor theft. He was taken to the Martin County Jail in lieu of $10,500 bond.