Police: registered sex offender found running through west side backyards

Man told police he was high on cocaine

MADISON, Wis. - Madison police arrested a sex offender who was running naked through back yards on the west side Saturday evening, according to a police report.

Officers responded to East Valley Ridge Drive around 7:45 p.m. after several callers reported a naked man running through their yards. The 54-year-old man told officers he was using crack cocaine and had to run out of his home because he thought there was a bomb inside, according to the police report.

The man is an active sex offender registrant with a GPS bracelet. His name has not yet been released.

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