http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region...abs-8-year-oldPhoenix man Joshua Daniel Reardon was taken into custody by police Monday afternoon after an incident involving burglary, aggravated assault and indecent exposure.
According to court documents, Reardon, 33, was walking naked around the Huntington Apartment Complex just before 12:30 p.m. as he came upon a family of four females walking back to their apartment.
Two of the females, ages six and four, were told by their mother to run upstairs and close their eyes as Reardon was exposing his genitals to them.
The women stated that she and many other residents in the apartment complex had been yelling at the man to put clothes on.
One of the females called the police from inside her apartment to report his indecent exposure and noticed the man walking into one of her neighbor’s apartments a few minutes later.
She knew Reardon didn’t live at the apartment, so she became concerned, especially knowing her neighbor, who is nine months pregnant, and her two daughters were inside.
The woman then heard a scream coming from one of the daughters in the apartment.
Court documents say that Reardon entered the apartment through the front door with only pieces of a torn shirt covering his genitals.
The female witnesses who saw Reardon enter the woman’s apartment ran to the apartment with other residents who had been telling him to leave.
Reardon left the apartment and ran westbound on Glendale Avenue when he saw police.
Police detained Reardon and took him to the hospital for precautionary measures. The women identified the man as the suspect who had been in the apartment complex and entered the woman’s apartment.
Court documents show that drugs or alcohol were a factor in the incident.
Reardon was booked into Maricopa County Jail on one count each of burglary, aggravated assault, criminal trespassing and unlawful imprisonment and four counts of indecent exposure, both felonies and misdemeanors.
http://www.azfamily.com/news/Near-na...163643616.html"It wasn't even a full shirt, it was like he was really stretching it to try to stay around his waist," said Rhiannon, who is nine months pregnant and was resting in the bedroom when she heard a loud slap on the door and heard her daughter scream.
Her two daughters, ages 4 and 8, were in the living room when Reardon pushed the door open and entered. The girls tried to run back to their mom's room, but police said Reardon grabbed the 8-year-old, Brooke, by the arm.
"He grabbed me and I turned around and I was like, 'Let go!'" Brooke said. "I was scared and I couldn't even breathe."
Brooke was able to break free and run into her mother's bedroom. Her mom locked the door and called 911.
"He looked really scary to me, just sweating profusely, he had black eyes, the pupils in his eyes were black, he was super skinny and he was just looking at me like he was out of it," Rhiannon said of Reardon's appearance.
http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/story/19...ilys-apartment"My oldest daughter comes in the room, ran into the room they were hysterical. They were like there's a guy in our house I was like 'your dad?' she says 'no and he's naked!'"
Police say 33-year-old Joshua Reardon was standing in front of her family naked, except for just a tiny piece of cloth. Police say at one point he'd tried to grab her 8-year-old daughter's arm.
"He was looking at me crazy, a ripped article of clothing holding it around his waist… he just stared at me like he was out of his mind, it was really scary."
http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/val..._only_half.phpJoshua Reardon -- who's accused roaming around naked at a Phoenix apartment complex, flashing little girls and women, then breaking into the apartment of a pregnant woman, and grabbing up her 8-year-old daughter -- says police "barely had enough to arrest him."
Reardon's revelation came during his initial appearance in court, as he tried to convince a judge that the cops were just about to let him go, until they found "something."
"Okay well I'm going to plead not guilty to all of them," Reardon said. "Yesterday the cops barely had enough to arrest me, and they were going to let me go. And finally, at the last minute, they found something. I think there [are] what, seven things, eight things there? I didn't even do half of that."
It should be noted that during an initial appearance, most defendants don't say anything, and a judge will probably help you enter a not-guilty plea, even if the accused is up there confessing their sins.
And despite Reardon's convincing assessment of his crimes, police seem pretty sure they have the right guy.