LUMBERTON, N.C. - Police responded Wednesday to a tip about a naked man walking on a state highway in Lumberton. Police said the man is connected to a three-week string of thefts involving more than $85,000 worth of property.
The Fayetteville Observer reports that police said Jonathan Michael Allen, 31, stole a number of items, including two vehicles, televisions, power tools and jewelry.
Allen is charged with multiple counts of breaking and entering, larceny and burglary.
Lumberton Police Lt. Johnny Barnes said Allen was stealing and selling the property to support a drug habit.
Police spotted Allen in a stolen car Tuesday night, but he got away. Officers were searching for him Wednesday morning when they got the tip.
Barnes said Allen didn't even have on any socks. "He was naked as the day he was born.'"
Allen's bail was set at $150,000. He is to appear in court June 13.