KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- While many were off enjoying the Memorial Day holiday with family and friends, Kansas City, Mo. police had their hands full with some unusual calls.
Aside from responding to at least five separate shootings within KCMO city limits on Sunday and Monday, KCPD also dispatched officers to a report of a naked prowler, a masked man and some not-so handy robbers.
Police in the Northland were called out on a report of a naked prowler near 37th and North Walrond Monday afternoon.
According to the police report when officers arrived and spotted the naked man, the man told officers two men offered him a ride to a nearby gas station. Once inside the suspects’ car the man said one of the men stuck a gun in his mouth, hit him and then ordered him to strip and hand over everything he had. No suspect information was given.
The man was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. In south Kansas City police are looking for a masked man who reportedly crawled into a woman's home through her bedroom window early Monday morning.
The woman told police she was asleep on the couch when she felt someone lift a blanket off her. According to the police report, the woman awoke to see a man wearing a yellow mask standing over her.
The woman screamed and the man fled the same way he entered, through the woman's bedroom window. Police say the woman was not touched or hurt.
Finally, in east Kansas City a man was spared losing his cell phone and car when police say would-be robbers couldn't figure out how to start the man’s manual transmission car. According to the police report, the victim pulled up to a motel near I-435 and 87th street.
The man told police two men approached him, pointed a gun to his head and demanded the victim's keys and phone. The report says the two suspects then tried for several unsuccessful minutes to start the car.
With no luck, the suspects handed back the victims cell phone and left the area on foot. Police say those hapless stick shift driving robbers are still on the loose.