Police arrest apologetic, nearly naked man

A nearly naked man, wearing only black socks when police arrested him early Monday on White Oak Drive, is to be in court Tuesday on a misdemeanor charge of public indecency.

“I didn’t mean to be naked,” the 65-year-old said when Dayton police officers asked him what he was doing. They had responded to complaint calls about a man who appeared confused and nude in the Dumpster area of an apartment building, according to a Dayton police incident report made public Monday. He also apologized several times, according to the police report.

When police arrived, they said they pulled up to the building and saw the man, identified as Stephan Danelak, wearing only socks, standing at the rear entrance of the building.

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The man ignored their request to come to them, so they followed him inside the building.

Danelak said his wife wouldn’t let him back in the apartment. He didn’t know the number and the reporting officers said he smelled of alcohol.

Danelak led the officers to the third floor and knocked loudly on the door while apologizing and saying his wife wouldn’t allow him in.

A female asked, “who is it?” Danelak responded “Stephan and the police.”

The woman reportedly replied, “just a minute.”

That’s when Danelak told police the door across the hallway was his apartment. He was arrested when the woman told police she did not know Danelak.