Drunken man walks into stranger’s home

For the fourth time in recent months in Norwalk, an intoxicated man walked into a stranger’s home uninvited.
Sandusky Register Staff
Oct 17, 2013

 

Saturday evening, Philip Lorcher, 45, of Westwind Drive, walked through an unlocked door in the first block of South Garden St., where he introduced himself to one of the residents, Norwalk police Capt. Eric Hipp said.

The resident showed him the door and then called police. Officers later found Lorcher wandering on East Main Street.

He was charged with criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct intoxicated, and was soon released to his mother. \

Norwalk police handled three other similar incidents involving other people and other homes in recent months.

“The best advice, I would say, is lock your doors,” Hipp said.

Comments

RikkiTikkiTavy

shoulda put a cap in the dudes backside ..why on gods earth would u walk into someones home u dont know ? u need help with ur alcohol problem there bud

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2cents

45 and released to his mother. LOL what as sad man, turn left to the railroad tracks, it is faster.
Step 1 if you want to live!

ladydye_5

On the Norwalk Reflector page they say he is legally blind. I think he is disabled. Go read all the comments on that page. He is a good guy that just made a mistake....you know the typical stuff. The homeowner was the one at fault.

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2cents

Is this what they mean by "blind drunk" sorry, if he is in this position he should maintain as much control as possible of his life.

deertracker

You are being very dishonest. The homeowner was not blamed. People just suggested people lock their doors. Now I know you are ready to go all "DIRTY Harry" ON A BLIND UNARMED DRUNK so open all your windows and doors and just wait. It'll happen one day and you can be the hero!

ladydye_5

You are right....I am ready to DEFEND MY HOME AND MY FAMILY. I am NOT dishonest. People are all to ready to blame the homeowners for leaving the door unlocked. It was 10:30 at night, and NO NEED to even have the door locked! Yes everyone is very QUICK TO BLAME the homeowners. In each and everyone of these cases...there have been FOUR in the last couple of months. Those of us that talk about defending ourselves are chastised for it. But everyone talks about what good people the "blacked out drunks are" and how they just make a mistake. So yes deertracker....you come in my house, ANYTIME OF THE DAY, if the house is locked or unlocked, you will be met with resistance, depending on your demeanor that could result in you leaving in a cop car or an ambulance. I will defend myself, my house and my family, especially my children with my dying breath. I will make no apologies for it.

deertracker

Why not defend them by locking the doors?

Goddess1

He obviously needs treatment and help with the disease of alcoholism. www.step-interventions.com

Stop It

He would have a mirror imprint of Louisville Slugger trademark on his forehead in my house...just before the 911 call.

Erie County Resident

Careful "Stop It" they'll say you have an unregistered assault bat.

gene44870

SOUNDS TO ME LIKE POEPLE IN NORWALK NEED TO GO ON THE WAGON AND STAY ON THE WAGON BEFORE SOMEONE GETS HURT OR EVEN WORSE KILLED

oheaglefl

First of all, if he was blind how did he find his way to the man's house? Was mom drinking with him and lost him somehow? Does he often get drunk and roam around without supervision? I don't blame the homeowner for calling the police, just think if he would have walked into someone elses house, he may just have been carried out in a bag.

ladydye_5

From reading the comments on the other paper....he was dropped off from a taxi at the wrong house, and just walked in. There are many comments at the Norwalk Reflector. Go read them for yourself, there is a whole different vibe there. Everyone feels bad for him.

starryeyes83

Blind or not, he CHOSE to get so drunk he didn't know which end was up. Just because some people know him around town doesn't mean EVERY one knows him. That's still no excuse to walk into somebody's house. I don't feel bad for him. He's a grown a ass man who 45 years old.

I'm sure it's easier to put the blame on the homeowners or the Taxi people.

He was lucky. Someday soon - someone won't be.

This is the fourth one in Norwalk so far ... lately.

I bet the 5th one happens on Halloween .

"nuff said ;]