Suspicious man in SW Minot

Multiple residents of southwest Minot called into the police Monday morning reporting that a “dirty,” “shirtless” man was running through back yards in their neighborhoods and attempting to gain access to homes, according to unofficial police reports.

The police are investigating the reports but were unable to locate the man on foot that morning.

A spokesperson for the Minot Police Department said that they believe the man suffers from a mental illness and may have been hiding in a field of tall grass near the area.

Shortly before 5 p.m. another person reported a “shirtless,” “shoeless” man in their neighborhood, also in southwest Minot.