Naked man arrested in suspected burglary

By Matt Hicks

Naked man arrested in suspected burglary

September 20, 2013 Updated Sep 21, 2013 at 1:01 PM EDT

Ithaca, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Ithaca police responded to a burglary in progress and find the suspect naked.

It happened just before 4:30 a.m. Friday at a business on the 700 block of West Buffalo Street..

Police said Stephen C. Perll, 29, of Missouri, ran from the scene naked when police responded.

Police found Perll inside a boat docked in the nearby inlet.

He was taken to a nearby hospital for a mental health evaluation after police said he exhibited alarming behavior that made them fear for his well being.

He has been charged with burglary in the third degree and criminal mischief in the fourth degree.

Additional charges are pending.