Heather Kennedy, 42, was arrested in Port Charlotte Monday afternoon after she allegedly skinny-dipped at a man’s home
A Florida retiree came home from his doctor’s appointment on Monday afternoon to find an unwelcomed guest – a woman skinny-dipping in his pool.
James Clark, 69, told police that when he returned to his Port Charlotte home on Monday, he saw some clothes strewn around by the pool.
‘We saw like a shirt and some shoes and a bag, you know, and like a couple denim shorts and a jacket,’ Clark told WINK News. ‘Totally unreal, you know.’
He said he then took a look around, and found ‘a naked white female in the pool,’ who was later identified as 42-year-old Heather Kennedy, police report.
‘She basically was just lying down, head on the bricks on the side of the pool and just totally incoherent,’ Clark said, noting that he felt ‘violated’ by the intrusion.
Police were dispatched to the scene at 2.58pm, according to a police report obtained by The Smoking Gun, and found Kennedy still in the pool.
An officer reports that he ‘was able to locate the female clothes near the pool, and I asked her to get dressed,’ but Kennedy became hostile.
A police officer reports that he was able to find Kennedy’s clothes shortly after being dispatched to the scene Monday afternoon, and asked her to put them back on
The homeowner, James Clark, said he found Kennedy lying down with her head on the bricks
She reportedly did not want to identify herself to the police or ‘explain why she was there,’ the police report says, and asked that the police ‘leave her alone,’ saying ‘she was not going anywhere.’
Eventually, police said, she did exit the pool, but ‘struggled’ with police officers as they tried to arrest her.
Clark claims she then tried to flee the scene.
‘She was walking out the door, and one of them was running after her,’ he told WINK News. ‘And so then they got next door, got her stopped and three of them got her handcuffed, and put her in the car.’
Kennedy is now facing trespassing and resisting arrest charges. She is scheduled to be arraigned in Charlotte County court on August 4.
Clark said he felt ‘violated’ by the intrusion and will no longer keep his screen door unlocked
He said that when he came home from a doctor’s appointment, the first thing he noticed was woman’s clothes strewn around his lanai
She had previously been convicted on a felony narcotics possession and a misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia count, The Smoking Gun reports, following a traffic stop in which police found morphine pills, marijuana and crack cocaine and meth pipes.
She allegedly denied ownership of the pills at the time, claiming they belonged to ‘a male by the name of Crackhead Chris.’
It remains unclear what possessed her to take a dip in Clark’s pool on Monday, but his neighbor, Edna Croley said Kennedy tried to get into her pool first.
‘She was at the screen door of my pool, trying to get it open,’ Croley told WINK News. ‘But luckily, I always lock my screen doors to the pool.’
Clark said his screen doors were unlocked while he was away – something, he says, he will never do again.