A homeowner and his family can rest easier tonight after a drunk and naked man came into their house and passed out on the couch according to the Daily News in Greenville, Michigan.
It all started when a man later identified as 27 year old John Sherman Russell of Gowen went out drinking with his buddies earlier the night before. In fact, his friends asked the pub they were at to stop serving him alcoholic beverages but “they kept serving the man because he kept paying for them.”
After the pub he went to his friends house around 1 a.m. where they stayed up even longer. Around 4 a.m. Russell’s friends say that he wanted to leave but they insisted that he stay there with them. He left the residence and 3 hours later showed up naked in the neighborhood on Grove Street. What he did between those times is still under investigation.
911 was called around 6:30 by two separate neighbors because of his lack of clothing.
In fact, Russell has even tried to break into the home on 303 W. Grove Street prior to coming to the home of 105 S. Barry Street. Police were already in the area searching for Russell.
According to the homeowner Russell opened the back door of the home and walked in. He then walked over to the couch where he laid down. The homeowners family was still asleep in their beds while the homeowner himself was showering .The only reason that the back door was open was because the homeowner had just let the dog out to use the bathroom and did not lock it again.
When the homeowner finished showering and came to the living room he found Russell naked on the couch. He retrieved his shotgun and went to confront Russell.
“According to the homeowner, he tried to wake the suspect up, who then became belligerent and combative,” Public Safety Director Mark Reiss said. “A struggle ensued over the firearm with the owner discharging one round from the firearm.”
Russell was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics from Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services.
The incident is still under investigation and the residence will remain secured until the facts are checked out. It will then be turned over to the county prosecutor. The homeowner does not wish to talk to the news or have his name released.
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