Naked man dies shortly after breaking into Florida home

Image MCSO via Facebook
Image MCSO via Facebook

OCALA, Fla. (AP) – Authorities in a north Florida county are investigating the suspicious death of a naked man who allegedly broke into a house and attacked three people.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said on its Facebook page that deputies were called to a home in Ocala, about 80 miles (129 kilometers) northwest of Orlando, at around 4:30 Saturday morning and found 40-year-old James Raines being held down by one of the people at the house. Raines was unresponsive when deputies arrived and he died later at a local hospital.

Deputies were told that Raines came into the home without permission and attacked them. Deputies said they observed a bite mark on one of the females who was in the house. The people at the home also told deputies they believed Raines was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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