Naked man helps himself to beer, food inside stranger's house following flat tire

ARLINGTON, TN (WMC) - A Shelby County cyclist broke into a home and started washing his clothes after his bike tire went flat.

Shelby County Sheriff's Office arrested Bethel Bailey, 54, and charged him with aggravated burglary for what happened August 1 in Arlington.

A woman arrived home at around 6 a.m. Wednesday to find a man standing in her hallway with one of her blankets wrapped around his naked body.

She immediately called 911.

Deputies arrived and identified Bailey as the man inside the home.

Bailey told deputies he arrived at the home around 11 p.m. the night before. He said he was out cycling when his tire went flat.

He knocked on the front door of the house, but nobody answered. So he went around to the back of the house and got inside the home when he learned the back door was unlocked.

Bailey said he just wanted a ride home. So he decided to wait for the homeowner to return.

While he waited, he helped himself to a few beers, a ham sandwich, and some cookies. He then decided to start washing his clothes.

He said that's why he was naked when the homeowner arrived.

Bailey was arrested and issued a $6,000 bond.

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