• The woman chased the man until she lost sight of him in a wooded area
  • She believes the sex offender has broken into her house before
  • 27-year-old was still wearing the girl's shoes when cops arrested him

A Tennessee woman walked into her apartment to find a naked man in her living room. The intruder, a registered sex offender, was wearing nothing but her daughter’s shoes and was later arrested.

Cops had been on the lookout for Michael Tyler Henegar, 27, for violating the registry and failing to appear in violation of the sex offender registry, according to the New York Post. On Dec. 19, Henegar broke into Daphne Crowley’s Knoxville apartment at around 12:25 p.m. while there were children inside the house.

It is believed that Henegar may have entered the house around noon through an unlocked door, according to the Knoxville Police Department. While inside, Henegar made his way around the house and placed a drill and work light into a children’s Scooby Doo bag.

Crowley was not at home when the attempted burglary was taking place. When she returned to the apartment, her daughter answered the door, and they immediately saw Henegar in the nude. The mother yelled at the man wearing only shoes, the ones Crowley bought for her daughter as a Christmas present.

The mother told her daughter to call the cops while she began chasing after the sex offender, but lost sight of him after he ran into a wooded area.

“I chased him with these sticks cause had I got a hold of him, I would have beat him. But he ran down the street into this pathway,” Crowley told WVLT News.

Henegar was still wearing the shoes meant for Crowley’s daughter when cops eventually found him, as reported by WFTV Channel 9. His own white shoes were ripped and discovered near the back door inside Crowley’s apartment, investigators said.

Following Henegar’s arrest, Crowley said she plans on getting an alarm system installed in her house. She believes her grandchildren may have left the patio door unlocked, allowing Henegar to unlawfully enter their house.

“I’m calm now, but at the time I was literally shaking and cried because it’s scary,” said Crowley. “You think these people are in your house and they are sex offenders and you have your kids running around and you’re thinking you’re safe.”

Crowley also believes this is not the first time Henegar broke into her house. “When they found him, he had stuff I knew that I had bought and had been looking,” she said. “He took my grandkid’s toothbrush, toothpaste, Christmas stuff that we put in stocking stuffers. He took my daughter’s brand new Jordans.”

Henegar has faced several charges over the past few years, according to the Tennessee Sex Offender Registry. He was convicted of sexual exploitation of a minor in 2013 and charged with violating the registry several times since. He was arrested and charged for aggravated burglary after intruding into Crowley’s apartment.

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