Heather Kennedy, 42, was arrested Monday afternoon in Port Charlotte after she was allegedly submerged in a man’s home
A Florida retiree returned home from his doctor’s appointment Monday afternoon to find an unwelcome guest — a woman dipping naked in his pool.
James Clark, 69, told police that when he returned to his home in Port Charlotte on Monday, he saw some clothes by the pool.
“We saw a shirt and some shoes and a bag, you know, and a pair of jeans and a jacket,” Clark recalled. WINK News. “Completely unreal, you know.”
He said he then looked around and found “a naked white woman in the pool,” who was later identified as 42-year-old Heather Kennedy, according to the police report.
“She was basically just laying, with her head on the rocks at the side of the pool and just totally incoherent,” Clark said, pointing out that he felt “violated” by the burglary.
Police were dispatched to the scene at 2:58 p.m., according to a police report obtained by The smoking gun, and still found Kennedy in the pool.
An officer reports that he “could find the female clothing by 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 he was sent to the scene Monday afternoon, and asked her to put them back on.
The homeowner, James Clark, said he found Kennedy lying with her head on the stone wall
She reportedly refused to identify herself to police or “explain why she was there,” the police report says, asking the police to “leave her alone” and saying “she wasn’t going anywhere.”
Eventually, police said, she left the pool but “struggled” with police officers as they tried to arrest her.
Clark claims she then tried to flee.
“She walked out the door and one of them ran after her,” he told WINK News. “And then they came next door, stopped her, and three of them handcuffed her and put her in the car.”
Kennedy now faces trespassing and resisting arrest charges. She will appear in Charlotte County Court on Aug. 4.
Clark said he felt ‘violated’ by the break-in and will no longer keep his screen door unlocked
He said that when he got home from a doctor’s appointment, the first thing he noticed were the women’s clothes scattered around his lanai.
She was previously convicted of narcotics possession and a felony in possession of drug paraphernalia, The Smoking Gun reports, after a traffic stop where police found morphine pills, marijuana and crack cocaine and meth pipes.
She denied ownership of the pills at the time, claiming they belonged to “a man named 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 gone — something he says he will never do again.