Florida man arrested after stealing mail wearing only underwear, attacking homeowner

by JOSEPH ERICKSON, WGFL StaffWednesday, September 9th 2020AA

David Dunaway (Alachua County Jail)

David Dunaway (Alachua County Jail)

HAWTHORNE, Fla. (WGFL) — A man from Hawthorne, Florida is facing several charges after deputies say he stole mail from a woman while he was wearing only his underwear.

On Thursday, deputies responded to the call and they heard the bizarre story from the homeowner.

The woman told authorities she came outside to find a man in his undergarments taking mail out of her mailbox, according to the report. When she asked what he was doing, 64-year-old David Dunaway began yelling incoherently and attempted to attack her while she was in her vehicle.

Dunaway swung at her through the car window, but only hit her with the stolen mail, according to the report. The woman drove a short distance away to put space between the two, but Dunaway chased after her.

The homeowner pulled out a handgun she had in the vehicle and told Dunaway she would shoot him if he kept coming after her, according to the report. Dunaway then took off down SE 171st Lane, the road on which he resides.

Dunaway was arrested and charged with burglary with assault or battery and resisting an officer without violence. He remains in custody with a bond of $60,000.

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