DOCUMENT: Bizarre, Crime

Accused Tree Humper Busted On High Street

Man, 36, jailed following bizarre backyard act

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Tree Humping

NOVEMBER 18--A “half dressed” Connecticut man who was spotted “humping trees” in a stranger’s backyard is behind bars on multiple charges, records show.

According to a Naugatuck Police Department report, officers were dispatched Thursday afternoon to a residence on High Street after a 911 caller reported there was “an unknown male in a backyard, half dressed, humping trees, screaming, and eating branches.”

When cops arrived, the suspect ran into a neighboring house, causing its inhabitants to “flee their home in fear.”  The intruder, identified as John Fignar, 36, subsequently exited the residence and was placed under arrest.

The police report does not indicate which half of Fignar, seen at right, was unclothed.

While in custody, Fignar allegedly spat at and assaulted police, resulting in a felony charge being filed against him (along with misdemeanor breach of peace, resisting, and trespassing counts). Fignar, who was scheduled for a court appearance today, is locked up in lieu of $25,000 bond.

Fignar has two other pending criminal cases, according to court records. He was arrested in August for assault and breach of peace, and was busted in September for marijuana possession, breach of peace, and resisting. (1 page)