Oak Bluffs police last Wednesday arrested a naked and highly intoxicated man who reportedly stole a motor vehicle and a bicycle, broke into several parked cars and tried to break into a residence along Ocean Park, frightening the mother and young daughter who lived there.
Robert J. Robinson, 27, of Haverill, was charged with larceny of a motor vehicle, four counts of breaking and entering of a motor vehicle, vandalism, larceny over $250, unarmed burglary and lewd and lascivious behavior.
The incident began when police responded to a report that a pickup truck left open with the keys inside had been stolen from Sea View avenue around 10 p.m.
As officer Chris Oteri began investigating, reports came in that a number of other motor vehicles near Ocean Park had been broken into.
As Officer Oteri searched for the stolen vehicle, he heard the faint screams of a female across the park, and jumped into his cruiser headed in that direction. Then he received a call over the radio that a naked male had attempted to break into a house on Ocean avenue.
At the home, he was greeted by a woman on the front steps who told him a naked man had tried to break into her home and then stole her bike.
After finding tracks behind the house and following them, the officer eventually apprehended the man using pepper spray. By this time the man was wearing a T-shirt as if it were a pair of shorts, using the armholes as legs, the police report said.
Mr. Robinson was arraigned in Edgartown district court last Thursday and is now free on $1,000 bail.