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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LuckOfTheIrish

How are all these scumbags entering homes?? Does all of norwalk leave their doors unlocked or are they breaking in?!

Uputwhatwhere7

The people were probably awake. It was only 10:30 on a Saturday night. Should everyone lock their doors when they are awake too?

deertracker

Not a bad idea at night!

LuckOfTheIrish

In fact, I make sure my doors are always locked! I would never consciously jeopardize my family's safety.

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2sense

They walk in to my house uninvited they won't walk out

deertracker

You will ...... in handcuffs!

2sense

no not if they are inside

TheLegend

Ok tough guy!

2sense

I am

StuHart

On the internet, congrats. Keep talking like an NRA bumper sticker it's quite impressive.

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nightroller

I live in the country and have seven big dogs in the house .... they would tear the drunk up if he came in the door uninvited .....

AlterEgo

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zombiefan1982

when people write these mean things about people when it doesnt even have anything to do with the article, it reminds me of being in high school and listening to people getting bullied again. congratulations, guy. you are a douche.

AlterEgo

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VTX Rider

Alterego - Congratulations!! You are a tool:) Do you even know Phil? Probably not. I agree with Zombie. You must have been the bully in school.

AlterEgo

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DiamondGirl

Phil is probably one of the nicest people in Norwalk. Alterego - I can almost guarantee if your appearance was critiqued, we could find more than a few unpleasant comments to make about you as well. EVERYONE has had their fair share of poor judgment, some of us are fortunate enough not to have it put on public display. STAY STRONG PHIL, anyone who knows you LOVES YOU .....

ROFLMAO

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Audrey710

I wish they would say if these people are breaking in or the doors were unlocked! I understand you SHOULD be able to leave your doors unlocked but does anyone in this area believe that's really safe? Especially with children in your home! And it's only going to get worse with the addicts and more jobs being lost, it's a scary thought.

ladydye_5

At 10:30 at night my door is not locked. We are still up and doing things. Must we now lock our doors ALL the time for fear of some DRUNK IDIOT walking in? NOONE takes responsibility anymore? Noone takes the blame for their own actions. Why is it the homeowners fault? It should not matter if the door is locked or not. This person was NOT invited, was NOT welcome. The man who got drunk, walked into a home that was NOT his, unannounced, uninvited, is the one to blame. 4th time. Roll of the dice.....one of these times, we will read that the homeowner shoots them dead.

Uputwhatwhere7

I agree. I am usually up pretty late on the weekends going in and out of the house quite frequently. Those are the only days I have to do things of my own because I am out helping everyone else all week. Deer tracker seems to think your door should always be locked. That seems to be the deal lately here in Norwalk. Blame the victim. It's always their fault right? One of these days someone is going to get their insides painted all over the wall because they messed up and walked into the wrong persons house. I can see the home owner being vilified already.

deertracker

Yes, I do think you should keep your doors locked at all times. What is so wrong with being safe? Those of you that think you can just kill someone because they are on your property or "mistakenly" walked into your home need to learn the law. Of course it is not the fault of the homeowner but if you are responsible for the safety of others it is smart to exercise some wisdom and lock your doors, especially after dark. Common sense people!

Uputwhatwhere7

Hi and thanks for coming to deer tracker prison. Lock the doors behind you as you enter. Sorry but when I'm awake in my own home I like to believe that I live in a free country that if I am sitting in my living room watching tv or in my garage working after dark which by the way comes VERY early these days I should be able to do so without getting blamed for some idiot walking in to my house. The only people to blame are the bars these idiots are coming from. Maybe they should reduce the number of THOSE downtown. Once again blaming the victim. The point is you shouldn't have to lock your doors while you are awake in your house. Drunken morons shouldn't just be walking in your house!

ladydye_5

You walk into my house in the middle of the night you can bet your a $ $ you are going to meet the business end of a pistol. Now, whether or not you "killed" is another question. As for learning the "law". Have your heard of the "Castle law". Yes I have. My husband has. You enter my house and are anywhere NEAR my children I will defend myself and my family. It does NOT matter if my door was LOCKED or not. Does NOT matter if the sun is shining or NOT. If you are worried about it, her is an idea.....do NOT drink yourself into a drunken stupor and then stumble around town walking into people's houses. Simple solution. This is preventable. DO NOT DRINK into a blackout! "Common Sense deertracker"

deertracker

Well, 10:30 is not the middle of the night. I have personal experience with the "castle law" so I know all about it. You just might be surprised how it REALLY works. If you are so worried about protecting your family be proactive and lock your doors. Bullets do not have eyes and it is not always necessary to walk around with a gun on your hip in your own home! You can't control what others do but you have full control of your own actions!

ladydye_5

Exactly 10:30 is NOT the middle of the night..I should NOT have to LOCK my door. My dogs are still going outside. I am still up and doing things around the house. I should NOT need to lock my door. SOME DRUNK IDIOT should not be trying to get in my house. LET THE DRUNK take the responsibility here. DO NOT DRINK yourself into a black out. WHY must the homeowner be the one to take the blame here? I should not need to be afraid of a drunk moron in my own home. Why is it that everyone is so quick to blame the homeowner, gunowner, protector and let the drunk off the hook, just because the door wasn't locked????

armbender

Some of you are just flat out idiots. So fast to judge someone. Phil is a great guy and he is a great friend as well. So he made a mistake! Now some people want to make fun of him. So he can't see very well but he sure has a very professional job. He travels across the world and he is one of the most intelligent people I know. So why don't you people leave Phil alone. You have no idea what really happened.

oatie

Amen!! guy cant see drinks a bit maybe he truly thought he was at his house . No one knows the whole story. why else would the home owners stand up for him.

yankeefan56

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