The Lakewood Police Department out of Pierce County is warning of a serial burglar in the area. He is known for breaking into homes while naked and stealing women’s underwear. He is a registered sex-offender.
Curtis L. Sell, 53, is a sex-offender that has registered as a transient in Pierce County.
Lakewood Police responded to a home on 111th Street SW for a report of a naked man attempting to access a home through a window around 8:00 am Wednesday. The homeowner yelled at him, and he ran away.
Police were called back to another home on the same street around noon. A woman reported that she arrived home to find the naked man, wearing only tennis shoes, in her bedroom trying on her underwear. He left before police arrived.
And then at 3:00 pm, another call came in of a burglary on the same street. The man was not naked, but he matched the description of the once-naked suspect, and again had fled before police could arrive.
And finally, later that night, another call came in of a woman reporting that she woke up and found a naked man in her room, standing beside her bed, wearing a condom, and wearing one of her belts. He fled on foot – again. He again matched the same description.
Police found a camp that is believed to belong to the suspect. Police found a bicycle, women’s underwear, and a cell phone containing photos of the suspect – in women’s underwear.
If you see him, naked or not, call 911 immediately. Also, just call 911 if you see any naked men running around.