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Naked man hospitalized after tussle with Ottertail homeowner

A man described by the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office as unwanted and unclothed engaged in a physical altercation with a homeowner after the homeowner found the man in the basement of an Ottertail residence Monday morning, May 23.

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Tyler Robert Janovsky

A man described by the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office as unwanted and unclothed engaged in a physical altercation with a homeowner after the homeowner found the man in the basement of an Ottertail residence Monday morning, May 23.

The Sheriff's Office was notified of the incident about 7 a.m. when a resident of the home called to say a naked intruder had fought with a resident of the home and was being detained. Both the resident of the home and the intruder suffered injuries in the fight, with the homeowner suffering minor injuries while the intruder was taken to Lake Region Healthcare in Fergus Falls with significant injuries, the Sheriff's Office said.

The intruder, identified as Tyler Robert Janovsky, 33, of Waseca, was later released from the hospital and taken to the Otter Tail County Jail, where he was being held on suspicion of first-degree burglary, second-degree assault, simple assault and theft, according to the Sheriff's Office.

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