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Police arrest naked man found in Moorhead garage

Benjamin Asplin

MOORHEAD - Police here say a homeowner discovered an unwelcome - and unclothed - guest when she went to let her dogs out Friday morning, resulting in the arrest of a 22-year-old Moorhead man.

According to Lt. Tory Jacobson:

The owner of the home, located in the 400 block of Clearview Court next to The Meadows Golf Course, told police she went to let her dogs out around 6 a.m. and found a pair of wet socks and wet underwear on her front porch.

She went through the back door that exited onto the patio area and saw a "significant wet spot" she believed was urine in the area of the doormat and then entered the garage and found a naked man in front of an SUV parked inside.

The woman called police, who arrived and opened the overhead garage door.

"He recognized that he was naked and didn't want to come out, but he had to," Jacobson said of the suspect.

Benjamin David Asplin was arrested and charged Friday with fourth-degree burglary, a gross misdemeanor, indecent exposure and trespassing, both misdemeanors.

He was released from the Clay County Jail Friday in lieu of $300 cash bail.

Asplin did not return a call seeking comment.

The homeowner believed the rear garage door must have been left unlocked, Jacobson said.