Naked wife distracts victim while husband burglarizes home

Naked wife distracts victim while husband burglarizes home

Posted: Updated: July 12, 2013 12:01 PM CDT
Victim Stephen Amaral says he feels violated by the theft. Victim Stephen Amaral says he feels violated by the theft.

Police in Crossville are still searching for the woman who skinny dipped in a neighbor's pool to distract him while her husband stole from the man's home.

The story has received attention worldwide.

It's been picked up by major media outlets including People Magazine, The Huffington Post and Yahoo News in Japan.

Despite all of the attention, investigators still haven't made an arrest in the case.

The incident occurred on the afternoon of June 27 at the victim's home on Canterbury Lane in the Camelot subdivision in Crossville, about 100 miles east of Nashville.

The 54-year-old victim told police he was approached by the couple, who live nearby, and the 30-something-year-old woman asked if she could swim in his pool.

According to police, the husband left after his wife asked him to retrieve her cigarettes.

She then asked the victim if it would bother him if she swam naked.  He said it would not.

While the woman's husband was gone, he burglarized the home, stealing a handgun, jewelry and medication.  The stolen items amounted to $1,195.

During the theft, the woman kept the neighbor distracted for 20 minutes by skinning dipping in his pool.

"I went and got her a towel, she dried off and all of a sudden she was soaking wet again.  I escorted her outside and invited her to church, but she said she didn't have time for that, she wasn't ready for that," victim Stephen Amaral told Nashville's News 2.

Amaral did not notice the theft until after the woman had already left.

"They cleared me out and I just feel violated," he said.

Amaral said he wants the stolen items back.  He said the handgun was the service weapon he used while he was a Mississippi deputy and he planned to pass it on to his grandchildren.

The two suspects have been identified, but have not been located.

The investigation is ongoing.

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