Thursday, January 18, 2018
Public safety

Man accused of walking into Tampa home to use shower

TAMPA — A man accused of coming in the front door of a stranger's home to take a shower was arrested Wednesday.

Allen Wagner, 21, of Port Richey walked into a house in Hillsborough County about 4 p.m., according to an arrest affidavit. Authorities would not release the address of the home.

But a man inside it demanded that he leave. Instead, Wagner walked into the bathroom and took a shower, deputies said. When he was done, he drove off.

The homeowner, who told deputies he does not know the stranger, called 911 and provided a description and a tag number.

Deputies later found Wagner driving a Honda west on Lutz-Lake Fern Road, according to an arrest affidavit.

They tried to pull him over on the Veterans Expressway, but Wagner drove off and exited onto Van Dyke Road, where he ran a red light, officials said.

At the intersection of Carlton Arms Drive, deputies used stop sticks to puncture his tires. But he kept driving and tried to strike patrol cars, the report said.

When another tire popped, Wagner lost control of the Honda and slammed into a fence. That's when he was arrested.

Wagner faces charges of trespass, burglary, fleeing to elude, driving with a revoked license and two counts of aggravated assault on an officer. He was booked into the Hillsborough County jail on $27,000 bail.

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