HAWKINS COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL)- A man was arrested over the weekend after Hawkins County deputies said he broke into a home because he needed dry clothes.
According to a Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office police report, they were called to a home on Williams Lane for a possible burglary.
As deputies were headed to the home, they found a possible suspect, identified as Jessee Dalton Carey, 25, walking down the road wearing “pink yoga pants, cowboy boots, a ladies sleeveless sweater, and a ladies white jacket.”
When deputies spoke to Carey he told them, “he broke into a residence to find some dry clothes to wear and that was all he could find.”
Carey reportedly told deputies the reason he needed dry clothes is that “he fell in the river and got his clothes wet.”
When deputies got to the home they found that it “appeared to be ransacked” according to the police report.
Deputies report that the homeowner identified the clothes Carey was wearing as her own.
Carey was also found with items like a ring, a ladies sweater, and a duffle bag.
Carey was arrested and charged with aggravated burglary, vandalism, and theft of property.