WAUKESHA COUNTY, WI (WTXF) - A Wisconsin woman was in for a shock when she discovered a naked man drove through her backyard.
Jessie Timm says that the man wrecked her garden, bird feeder, and windmill during the dastardly drive.
The suspect had just ditched his grandmother’s car instead hopping on a John Deere Gator when he drove through Timm’s Delafield, Wisconsin backyard.
“I look at him like `dude, stop! What are you doing?` and he looks at me and after he got to about this point, which is where I started yelling at him, and he just looked at me and he floored it and crashed through this fence over here, taking out that garden and our neighbor's tree,” Timm said.
Officials say that shortly afterward the exposed 18-year-old driving the Gator got off and stole a pick-up truck.
However, each time police thought they figured out his mode of transportation, the man would change it up.
“We tracked the stolen vehicles, he would flee from the vehicles on foot, we'd continue tracking, he'd steal another vehicle,” Lt. Patrick Esser with Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department said.
According to the sheriff’s department, the “butt naked bandit” stole at least five different cars or ATVs before he ended up on the Lower Nemahbin Lake.
Then they say that he swam to Sugar Island and broke into an empty house.
Police surrounded the home, attracting the attention of neighbors.
Resident Kim Geier said, “I figured something was up. At first, I thought they were in training but when more time went by, I realized something was going on.”
Officials say that around three o’clock they were able to take the man into custody without incident.
They took him back to the mainland on a boat with a towel wrapped around his waist.
Timm says that this story is the strangest she’s ever heard, let alone been involved with.
“I mean it's not every day you see a naked person in your backyard, let alone on a gator and... yeah,” she said.