Naked prowler caught, badly beaten

Posted at: 09/05/2013 5:09 PM
By: Erica Zucco, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Police say a father, brother and family friend beat a man nearly to death on the west side early this morning. Investigators say it happened after the man was caught – naked – looking into the window of a room shared by two teenage girls.

Police say they found the body near Corriz and Garnet, beaten, bloody and naked, after a fight around 2:30 a.m. But neighbors are more worried about what happened before the beating. Police say a naked man was peeking into the window at two teenage girls, one 13 years old and the other 15. Hearing what happened startled neighbors like Michael Salter.

“It made me very concerned. All of a sudden it wakes up my alert signals and makes me realize I gotta watch more in the neighborhood,” Salter said.

Hearing what happened afterwards came as less of a surprise. Men in the home saw the prowler, chased him out and beat him up.

“I would've done a little worse than what happened to him and I think any man or dad would do the same,” neighbor Bill Morang said. “I feel bad for the other guy and I hope nothing bad happens to him for protecting his family.”

The suspected prowler was beaten so badly he had to go to the hospital. Police say he was brought there in critical condition.