Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – A man was arrested this afternoon after entering the wrong home, wearing a gorilla costume and frightening a 6-year-old girl. This afternoon around 2:00 p.m., officers were summoned to a home in the 1900 block of Dunedin Drive to search for a suspect, wearing a gorilla costume, who unlawfully entered the back door of a house. A resident confronted the man in the backyard of their home after realizing he was just inside the home. The man ran, and he was eventually located by officers nearby on Portsmouth Court.
31-year-old Richard Muzick of Old Hickory was identified as the suspect. The investigation revealed that Muzick thought he was at someone else’s home and looking for another individual.
He was arrested and booked into the Wilson County Jail, charged with Aggravated Burglary.