If you are homeless and the weather outside is not exactly pleasant, one of the best ways to find shelter is to enter an unlocked vehicle and crash inside for the night. This is exactly what a man named Ruben James Turner did in Portland, Oregon recently. The only difference beyond the ordinary was the homeless man decided to spent the night inside a police patrol car.
The man entered the police parking lot of the Southeast Precinct in Portland. He came across an unattended and unlocked police vehicle and found comfort inside. What the homeless Turner did not pay attention to was that the backseat of a patrol car is nothing like a regular vehicle. It has no door handles from the inside and once you lock it you can’t unlock it. The man was trapped there for the whole night. He was discovered in the morning by the officer Sgt. Pete Simpson who released him just so he could arrest him.
The 30-year-old homeless Ruben James Turner was charged with criminal mischief, illegal trespassing and unlawful entry into a police vehicle. He will now reside at the Multnomah County Jail.