Naked man confronts woman in random PA attack

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LOWER BURRELL, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a naked man attacked and robbed a woman he encountered on a street.

Lower Burrell police say officers encountered 48-year-old city resident Robert E. Brown late Wednesday night after he allegedly ripped off the woman’s sweatshirt, causing minor injuries. A witness told them Brown had accused the woman of an improper action from his childhood, even though they had never met.

Brown ran off but was soon found sitting on the porch of a vacant house. He then kicked in the front door and ran into the empty home, but eventually surrendered without incident.

Police say Brown was found wearing the sweatshirt that he ripped from the female victim. He allegedly told officers he had been using various drugs.

It’s not known if Brown has retained an attorney.

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