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Liz Evans Scolforo
York Dispatch

A muttering, incoherent naked man caused a ruckus in Jefferson Borough's square, both by being in his birthday suit and by throwing "a pile of household items" into the street, according to state police.

Robert Edward Hollamon III, 37, no address listed, told a state trooper he went outside naked because that's what he was told to do, according to charging documents.

But when state police Cpl. Sean Taylor asked Hollamon who had instructed him to strip down and venture out in the buff, Hollaman said he didn't know, documents state.

Robert Edward Hollamon III

Two different women called the state police barracks in Loganville about 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, to report that a man — later determined to be Hollamon — was walking around the square naked, according to police.

When Taylor arrived, he found Hollaman walking around the second-floor roof of an apartment building in the first block of Baltimore Street, documents state.

The trooper also saw a significant amount of broken glass, broken headphones and "a pile of household items" strewn on the ground, documents state.

"I followed the debris to an open door on the 2nd floor," Taylor wrote. "This open door led to an apartment where the accused was standing naked in the opening."

Taylor noted that Hollamon "was muttering to himself incoherently," had dilated pupils and "was visibly under the influence of a controlled substance," documents state.

"He kept repeating the same things over and over," Taylor wrote. "He said he had to go outside naked because that is what he was told to do. I asked him who told (him to do that) and he yelled 'You know!'"

Apartment 'destroyed': When Taylor asked for Hollomon's name, the man again yelled, "I don't know!" according to documents.

"The (apartment) was destroyed," Taylor wrote. "Items from the freezer were all over the floor. Debris was all over every room and it was hard to walk."

Because there was broken glass "everywhere," the corporal carried Hollamon outside, as the man's feet were bare too, documents state.

One witness told police that her 4- and 5-year-old children saw Hollamon walking around naked on Baltimore Street and on the roof of the apartment building, according to police.

It is unclear if the apartment tossed by Hollamon was his own.

Hollamon remains in York County Prison on $25,000 bail, charged with indecent exposure, open lewdness and public intoxication.

It is unclear if he has retained an attorney.

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