Police: Man arrested after walking into home uninvited

It's the fourth time in recent months a stranger has been found inside a Norwalk home.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Oct 15, 2013

A male suspect faces two misdemeanors in connection with walking into a South Garden Street resident's home without being invited Saturday night.

The Norwalk Police Department was notified at 10:35 p.m. Officers said they found the suspect, Philip C. Lorcher, 45, of Norwalk, in front of the Century 21 building on East Main Street.

Lorcher was charged with criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct by intoxication and released later to his mother. Police said the suspect wasn't charged with "a more serious offense" at the request of the victim.

This is the fourth time in recent months that Norwalk police have handled a case in which a stranger — usually intoxicated — has been caught inside someone’s home.

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LMFAO

Phil is one of the kindest, most generous people I know. Yes, he made a huge mistake. We all do. Thank God that nothing worse happened. I know Phil and he will do whatever it takes to rectify this situation. Both to the homeowners and the police. And AlterEgo, obviously you know nothing about Phil because he would be offended by your thoughtless comments. Just as you are when people call you an idiot. He is one of the few good examples in this town by his hard work and dedication. He has overcome so many obstacles in his life yet he uses no excuses and doesn't let anything keep him down. He works hard all week, travels to foreign countries, and donates to charities. I know a lot of people in this town would use this medical condition as an excuse to collect disability and/be a junkie. I understand that the homeowner is upset. I wouldn't expect anything less. I would be too. It's just rotten how people try to belittle people that they don't know on here. Sad sad society

yankeefan56

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shelleyann

I totally agree with this. People shouldn't make rude comments and realize that people make mistakes. NO one is perfect.

NORBILLIES

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tipper

If he has such a good job, travels all over the USA, thats fine, but why is he walking into someones home ? And intoxicated . Something is not right . Or the article in the paper is misleading.

yankeefan56

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yankeefan56

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AEversole

I like you lady!!!! I don't ever lock my door untill I go to sleep. I don't feel unsafe and not one of these situations should make you feel unsafe. These were not men trying to rob you, rape you, steal your kids or any if the above, it seems they were all drunk and walked into the wrong house. How this continues to happen, you got me. People must be getting more dumb as every min ticks on bye. I don't think I would even feel threatened enough to shoot a unarmed man that wasn't a physical threat. I would definitely have my pistol in hand, but I would do exacally what these people did and call the police. I bet the others that got felony charges are ticked that this guy gets a few misdemeanors and they are very possibly on there way to the joint, for the same exact thing. People need to try and not live in this state of fear. People use to trust people and be friendly, now people don't even talk to their neighbors that they have lived next to for 10 yrs. Not everyone is a serial killer and there are still honest and decent people in the world today....

tee866

Growing up and well into adulthood my parents never locked their doors for fear something would happen and one of us kids would need to get into the house,now I'm sorry I like Phil growing up with him was fun, but I don't care you walk into my house uninvited I don't care if your drunk or sober you will have a problem.

yankeefan56

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Sarrak

All I can tell you is that Phil is welcome at my house anytime. If he is lost because he can't see well enough to read street signs people should help him out by asking if they can call someone for him. Police, criminal charges, ridiculous.

yankeefan56

Sorry, but he got dropped off by a cab...so someone either himself or the cab driver got it wrong...people make mistakes but he was highly intoxicated so blaming eyesight is ridiculous

Sarrak

Well, the fact is that Phil is unable to see well. Whether he's sober or not he doesn't see well. Evan if he arrived by Cab he still would not know if he was at the wrong location because he does not see well. Just because Phil doesn't think of himself as disabled does not mean that he isn't. And I celebrate the fact that he does not give in to his disability. If he was totally blind instead of nearly totally blind would that make a difference to you?

yankeefan56

He's unable to see but yet he knew he wasn't in the right house and left???? Then walked away potentially causing harm to himself or anyone else becausE he can't see....while under the influence...if he can't see why is he by himself ????

B. I. JONES

Doesn't anyone in this town own a gun? I find it to be a miracle that one of these clowns has not been shot.

Sarrak

Let me suggest to you that there is a significant difference between a sex offender entering a locked house at 2:00 am to slip into bed with your teenage daughter and a nearly blind man mistaking your house at 10:30 pm.

yankeefan56

not really, their both breaking the law...and you keep using his sight as an excuse but yet he's never made the paper before and you keep neglecting the fact he was highly intoxicated!!!

yankeefan56

not really, their both breaking the law...and you keep using his sight as an excuse but yet he's never made the paper before and you keep neglecting the fact he was highly intoxicated!!!

bizzmachine1965

I have known Phil almost my whole life,the man is almost legally blind thats why he walks everywhere.he vision is so bad he couldnt drive if he wanted to.If he had a few to many he probably got confused about the house he was going to. Good luck to him,this is probably the worst thing he has ever done in his life and it was a accident!!!!!!!!!!!

yankeefan56

Accident or not...why doesn't he get the same charges that the other three people who committed these offenses...Same crime different charges...something doesn't add up here

armbender

Let me tell you all something. This is ridiculous. Phil does not have a disability. He can play pool better than alot of people. He can shoot a basketball too. This is simply a case of an accident. So he had a few drinks! No big deal. Anyone who know him, will tell you that he is a very nice person. This is really not what it appears to be. Why even print this???

itsnotme

Ok...maybe this guy is an actual "nice" guy, as opposed to the other drunken losers; however, if he is SO disabled he is unable to know he is in the wrong house, perhaps he shouldn't be out wandering about without supervision. If his disability isn't that bad, then I'm going to go with he is EXACTLY like the other drunks that wandered into the wrong house. Again, if you are so drunk you don't know that you are in the wrong house, perhaps you need to rethink your drinking habits.

Lourella

Unfortunately the only one that doesn't know he is disabled is Phil. He refuses to acknowledge that he has some limitations. His vision worsens in the dark. If he would stop being so stubborn he wouldn't get himself into these situations. He trusted the cabbie to drop him off at the right house. Obviously that didn't happen. It was a house he had never been to before so he just assumed it was the right place. I'm not defending him, because I think what he did was incredibly stupid, but this truly is a series of unfortunate events.

itsnotme

Well perhaps it's time for friends and family to step in...kinda like when grandma shouldn't be driving any more...

I agree this is an unfortunate situation; however, I'm sure his intoxicated state did not help matters.

Ben Crazy

Intruder would meet his maker, Very simple!!

JakeMac25

Why is this an issue when locking a door or stop being a drunk could solve this repeated problem. Everyone keeps saying it's not a big deal but yet some how the police keep getting involved and laws are broken.

starryeyes83

What the hell are they spiking the booze with in that town?

This is number 4.

One of these days it's gonna be a predator or another criminal.

Bet on it.

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