Friday 23 June 2017

Naked man in 'care' after sneaking into Sydney couple's bed

A naked Irishman who crept into the bed of a couple in Sydney as they slept is being treated by psychiatrists
A naked Irishman who crept into the bed of a couple in Sydney as they slept is being treated by psychiatrists

Jonathan Pearlman

A naked Irishman who crept into the bed of a couple in Sydney as they slept is being treated by psychiatrists, police have said.

The man was rushed to hospital for medical checks after suffering an apparent seizure after the couple called police.

The woman, who gave her first name as Katie, woke at her home in Maroubra district and discovered the intruder snoozing alongside her at about 1.45am.

Her partner Chris challenged the man, who picked up his clothes and went to leave the house before he was arrested.

He then began convulsing, which led police to call an ambulance for the "drug-affected" interloper, who was taken to hospital shortly after.

The couple said the man climbed into the house through a window left open for the cat but he "wasn't completely with it".

"It was terrifying," Katie told Sydney's Daily Telegraph.

"Chris [her partner] is on one side, I'm in the middle and then our stranger on the end right in with us. "So just the sense of someone next to me who shouldn't be there."

She said she did not know how long the stranger had been in the bed.

"That's kind of the scary part, how long he might have been looking at us thinking it's a good idea to get into bed with these guys," she said.

"He was asleep, I could feel heat."

The Irishman was transferred by ambulance to the Prince of Wales Hospital to be treated for "possible drug- related health issues".

He was discharged to a mental health facility yesterday afternoon.

Chris said he was unsure if the man was violent, but said he was definitely agitated.

"It was definitely a weird thing to wake up to,'' he said. "It all ended fairly calmly."

Irish Independent

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