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Mokena Man Sues Neighbor For Telling Cops He Was Walking Around Naked

He beat the case lodged by "alarmed and disturbed" neighbor.

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MOKENA, IL — A local man who triumphed in court after he was charged with walking around his yard naked has struck back at the neighbor he allegedly alarmed and disturbed with his nudity.

Richard Ermel filed his lawsuit against neighbor Nora Facko in Will County court. Ermel accused Facko of malicious prosecution, false imprisonment and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

The Mokena police arrested Ermel, 60, on a charge of disorderly conduct after he "walked around naked in the yard" of his Elm Avenue home in May, according to court papers.

Facko, 59, allegedly saw Ermel and his state of undress was enough to "alarm and disturb" her, the papers said.

But in December, Will County Judge Cory Lund found Ermel innocent of the charge before his attorney even went through the trouble of putting on a defense.

In his lawsuit, Ermel said Facko "acted maliciously and without probable cause," and that she knew the "allegations she made against (him) were false."

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Judith Kenny February 26, 2014 at 10:36 PM
His febnced in yard had shrubs..she had to stand on something to see him that is why she lost. My stupid ex used to walk around nude in the house and one of the neighbors saw him when she "stopped" by unannounced and uninvited by looking in the window to see if we were home..in otherwords snooping. He was arrested and found innocent of indecent exposure. If you cannot walk arouund in your private propety and not in fron t yard or with the lights on at night naked then it is pretty crummy. I hope he wins his law suit against her for whatever he is nailing her for. Maybe she can learn to MHOB.. these busy bodies will never change. Another holy roller
Dan February 27, 2014 at 03:34 PM
she has prob. not been with a man for so long,and he prob. said no to her. she got mad,called the cops,and off to the courts.

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