GLENDALE, AZ - Phoenix man Joshua Daniel Reardon was taken into custody by police Monday afternoon after an incident involving burglary, aggravated assault and indecent exposure.
According to court documents, Reardon, 33, was walking naked around the Huntington Apartment Complex just before 12:30 p.m. as he came upon a family of four females walking back to their apartment.
Two of the females, ages six and four, were told by their mother to run upstairs and close their eyes as Reardon was exposing his genitals to them.
The women stated that she and many other residents in the apartment complex had been yelling at the man to put clothes on.
One of the females called the police from inside her apartment to report his indecent exposure and noticed the man walking into one of her neighbor’s apartments a few minutes later.
She knew Reardon didn’t live at the apartment, so she became concerned, especially knowing her neighbor, who is nine months pregnant, and her two daughters were inside.
The woman then heard a scream coming from one of the daughters in the apartment.
"It was one of the scariest things I think I have been through in my life."
The woman, who didn't want to be identified, said she couldn't believe what she saw standing in her living room yesterday afternoon.
"He looked so scary to me," she said.
Court documents say that Reardon entered the apartment through the front door with only pieces of a torn shirt covering his genitals.
"He was naked. It was almost like he had torn off his shirt. It wasn't even a whole shirt, it was a ripped piece of shirt," the woman said.
Reardon grabbed the 8-year-old girl inside the apartment by her wrist and held her back from running to her mother.
"His eyes looked sunk into his head and he was out of it. He was out of it," the girl's mother said.
The girl’s 4-year-old sister was also in the apartment at the time and ran to her mother who was in the back bedroom.
The 8-year-old broke free after a struggle with Reardon and hid in the closet of her mother’s bedroom.
The mother came face-to-face with Reardon as she went to investigate what was going on in her living room and threatened to call police if he didn’t leave. She and her two daughters were forced to lock themselves in the bedroom.
The female witnesses who saw Reardon enter the woman’s apartment ran to the apartment with other residents who had been telling him to leave.
Reardon left the apartment and ran westbound on Glendale Avenue when he saw police.
Police detained Reardon and took him to the hospital for precautionary measures. The women identified the man as the suspect who had been in the apartment complex and entered the woman’s apartment.
Court documents show that drugs or alcohol were a factor in the incident.
Reardon was booked into Maricopa County Jail on one count each of burglary, aggravated assault, criminal trespassing and unlawful imprisonment and four counts of indecent exposure, both felonies and misdemeanors.
Today at his initial court appearance Reardon told a judge, "That list of things you read there, there's like 7, 8 things there, I didn't do half of that."
But the frightened woman says he did and she'll never forget it.
"I didn't know what to think. I didn't know if he was aggressive. I didn't know what was going on," she said.
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