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Naked seaman found on stranger’s bed in McCully


A 22-year-old Navy man was taken to the hospital Thursday night after police found him in a stranger’s home without any clothes.

The incident happened about 7 p.m. at 2025 S. Beretania St., next to the Launderland in McCully. At that time, Deyoung Chipen left the door to his one-bedroom apartment unlocked as he moved his car in the parking lot. On his way back, he saw the man, wearing only shorts and shoes, run into his second-floor unit.

"I open the door, I see his shoes inside," Chipen said. 

He went back out and called police. Chipen and an officer went into his unit and found the man in his bedroom.

"I saw him lying on my bed and no more clothes," he said. "I never know him too."

Police said the man came from the USS Carl Vinson, which stopped in Hawaii after carrying Osama bin Laden’s body and burying the terrorist leader at sea. 

Police Sgt. Cyrus Hanuna said officers would take the man to Tripler Army Medical Center for mental observations. He said alcohol could be smelled on the man’s breath. 

Hanuna said the resident wouldn’t press charges because the sailor just returned from deployment.

"I really feel bad because he’s on my bed already," said Chipen, whose wife was at church at the time. "I don’t like him or anybody go inside my house. He never get permission."

As a police cruiser rolled away with the man in the back seat, the sailor yelled out to Chipen, "I really am sorry sir. I’m not a bad person. I got drugged."

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