Police in Saanich, B.C., caught a naked man allegedly breaking into a local resident’s motorhome.
According to a media release from the Saanich Police Department, authorities responded to a call on the evening of July 3 from a homeowner who saw the man, fully exposed, standing by their RV while he attempted to use their garden hose.
The man then entered the motorhome and closed the door.
Police said the man, a 21-year-old from the Victoria area, was likely living in the RV for a few days based on the condition of its interior.
When he was found inside the trailer, police arrested him and charged him with break and enter.
Just 30 minutes later, the police department received a similar call from a resident who had returned home from vacation and thought his RV had been broken into.
The homeowner called the police after placing an alarm on the camper, which indicated there was some movement inside his motorhome.
This time, when police arrived, they had some difficulty opening the door of the RV.
“When we attempted to open it, we found that it was being shut by someone inside,” the press release said.
Eventually police were able to apprehend the individual. The 20-year-old man, also from the Victoria area, was arrested and charged with break and enter.
He was wanted on six outstanding warrants in addition to the break and enter.
Sgt. Julie Fast, Saanich Police Department’s public information officer, said a parked RV could be attractive to individuals seeking shelter.
“If you are an RV owner, take the time to frequently check your RV and ensure it is secure and untampered with,” she said.