St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office after finding a suspicious man in his backyard. The resident had given chase but had lost sight of the man after he fled into another backyard.
While deputies were en route to that call, several more calls came into 911 about the man, who was dressed in only a pair of shorts, was barefoot and was acting erratically. One resident reported he observed the man using his hose to take a shower.
Deputies had received similar calls about a suspicious man matching the same description and entering yards in Tchefuncta Estates on Thursday (August 22, 2019), but were unable to locate him at that time.
Neighbors assisted while deputies chased the man through the neighborhood for approximately an hour Saturday morning, before he finally gave up after being confronted by a neighbor as he exited the woods near a residential construction site.
Arrested was Christopher Verzwyvelt (36) of Covington on two counts of Criminal Trespass.