Naked burglar arrested running from scene in Ithaca

Stephen C. Perll

After a report of a door smashed out in Ithaca, police say they arrived on scene to find a naked suspect running from the scene.

Police say 29-year-old Stephen Perll ran to a boat at a nearby inlet where police handcuffed and arrested him.

The burglary call came in at around 4:24 a.m. Friday morning for a business location in the 700 block of West Buffalo Street.

Perll was showing alarming behavior, according to police. They say they were worried about his well being and brought him to a nearby hospital for a mental health evaluation.

He is charged with burglary and criminal mischief. Perll was arraigned and remanded to the Tompkins County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail.

Other charges are pending police investigation.