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PD: Naked Tempe home invader sends fruit basket to apologize

Posted: 12:14 PM, Nov 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-14 21:14:48Z

A naked man allegedly invaded and attacked the family next door to him, then later sent them a fruit basket to apologize. 

Tempe police report that on October 23, they arrested Desmond Michael Drakes, age 28, after he allegedly broke into his neighbor's home near Price and Baseline roads. 

Police say Drakes was naked when he invaded the house and fought with the residents inside. Drakes reportedly punched and kicked a teenager in the home and attacked an adult woman, before damaging "a large section of drywall."

Drakes was found shortly later in his home next door and resisted arrest until police used a Taser on him. 

While in jail, court documents show that Drakes was given an injunction against harassment by the family. 

Drakes reportedly violated that injunction a week later, when he sent a fruit basket, "to the family next door." 

Drakes later told police he sent the basket as a way to apologize. 

Drakes has been charged with indecent exposure and criminal trespassing.

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