WAUSAU — A 20-year-old Indiana man faces an array of charges after he was caught wandering in a Schofield hotel parking lot naked.
Police were called at 8:45 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5 to Country Inns & Suites, 1520 Metro Drive, for a report of a naked man in the parking lot. The caller told police he saw a shirtless man get out of a van, then drop his pants around his ankles before “prancing” back and forth in front of a large glass window in a nearby building, according to the Everest Metro Police report.
When officers arrived, the man, later identified as Samuel Kapp of Fisher, Indiana, told police he had been losing weight and had not seen himself lately in a mirror. Kapp, who was fully clothed by the time officers arrived, said he had simply been using the windows of the business to “inspect his weight loss,” police said.
When an officer asked Kapp if having his underwear also down around his ankles was truly necessary, Kapp simply “shrugged his shoulders and indicated that the report was accurate,” according to court documents.
Kapp was initially arrested on charges of lewd and lascivious behavior. Additional drug charges were added after a K-9 officer located a “substantial” amount of marijuana in Kapp’s vehicle, court records show. A search turned up about 12 bags of individually packaged marijuana of about 6-7 grams apiece along with a number of marijuana infused brownies, also in individual packages, according to the criminal complaint.
Kapp appeared Friday in Marathon County Circuit Court on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, maintaining a drug trafficking vehicle, and possession of drug paraphernalia in addition to the lewd and lascivious behavior charge. He was released on a $500 signature bond and ordered to stay away from drugs and alcohol.
A preliminary hearing is set for Nov. 1.