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Vilas Neighborhood Early Morning Supicious Person

December 23, 2013 9:25 AM

Early Saturday morning (Dec 21 at 12:55 a.m.), South District officers responded to an apartment near the intersection of S Randall and Mound Street for an unknown individual pounding on the exterior door and incessantly ringing the door bell. The three residents live in an upstairs apartment and the suspect's behavior was disturbing enough that one of the residents armed themself with a baseball in fear the individual may actually force entry to the apartment.

Upon the officer's arrival in the area, they were unable to locate the individual. However, were contacted by another couple who reside in a nearby adjacent apartment and reported to officers how an unknown male subject had just moments earlier walked into their UNLOCKED Mound Street apartment. The couple asked the suspect "How did you get in here?" to which the suspect replied "I'm here because I was chosen to be here." The suspect also mumbled other statements regarding coming in from the cold. The couple was able to escort the suspect out of their residence and believed he may have been having some sort of mental health crisis.

The individual was described as a white male, 19-22 years of age, 5'10", thin build, approximately 150 pounds., The suspect was wearing black jacket and dark colored slacks.

The Madison Police Department recommends residents always double check the locks on their doors before retiring at night. For homeowners with attached garages, it is also important to make sure your garage door is closed and secure as well.  It is not uncommon for total strangers to walk into homes as described above especially in the Vilas and Greenbush neighborhoods.   If and when this happens to you, regardless of time of day, call 911 immediately and request a Madison Police response.  

Happy Holidays from the South Police District !!!

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