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Man arrested after breaking into a home nude facing burglary, sex abuse charges

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PORTLAND, OR (AP) -

One day after a man was arrested for breaking into a home in northwest Portland and climbing naked into bed with the sleeping homeowners he faced a judge while wearing a suicide prevention vest.

Richard Defeudis is facing charges of burglary, sex abuse and unlawful use of a weapon after breaking into the home Thursday.

When the man who lived in the home woke up, he found Defeudis sitting naked on top of him with a knife. The homeowner said he tried to block the knife, then pulled out a gun from under the bed.

After the homeowner chased Defeudis outside the house, he said he fire a shot at the base of a nearby tree to get Defeudis to put down the knife. Defeudis instead ran away, breaking into a nearby vacant house where he was found by the police, while the homeowner fired twice more before going back into his house.

According to court documents, Defeudis told investigators he was a daily drug user and had been diagnosed as bi-polar. He also said he had looked for items to steal in the home, gathering laptops and a phone found in a backpack left at the homeowner’s.

The court documents also noted Defeudis told investigators “It is what it is, I did it.”

Defeudis is being held in the Multnomah County Jail on $310,000 bail.

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