Man who asked to use his neighbor’s phone strips naked and steals her walking canes

Ramel Thomas 
By: Wayne Morin

A man was arrested on a charge of public indecency after allegedly stripping naked in an elderly woman's home, according to police in Ohio.

Cleveland police said that they have arrested 43-year-old Ramel Thomas, after being accused of walking into his elderly neighbor's home before stripping naked and stealing her walking canes.

Thomas has been charged with burglary, robbery and public indecency. He was booked into jail, and his bail was set at $50,000.

According to the police investigation, Thomas lives in an apartment building on East 120th Street near Rexford Avenue.

He knocked on the door of the apartment belonging to a 72-year-old woman, who was not identified, and asked to use her phone.

The woman let him in. Instead of using the phone, Thomas took off all his clothes and sat on her couch. The woman persuaded Thomas to put his clothes back on.

She followed him to the door, where Thomas grabbed two of her walking canes, pushed her against a wall and walked away.