It’s nothing new for police in Cumming to see Charley Wyatt naked in public.
Last week, he was seen walking along a road in front of a liquor store called Beverage World without clothing, according to Channel 2 Action News.
Early Monday, someone used a hammer to smash into the store, police said. And when investigators looked at surveillance video, they saw a man wearing only shoes and socks.
Was he after cash? Booze?
They say Wyatt walked around the store for a few minutes — then popped open a can of soda and lay down on the floor.
"I was pretty angry,” owner Jamie Kurisko said. “But a little relieved because I figured he wasn't in the store to rob it."
Officers said Wyatt, 61, has a diminished mental capacity, for which he takes medication. The first time they saw him on a naked stroll, he had missed some doses.
Then, police took him to the hospital. After the break-in, they took him to jail.
By now, people are seeing some humor in the incident.
"We've shown a couple of people the video — some of our sales people,” Kurisko said. “Everybody is kind of amazed. It's kind of funny right now, but it wasn't at the time."
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