Losing a cell phone can be a stressful experience. You're disconnected from the world, you lose a bunch of numbers for people you may or may not care about, and there's a strong chance that if someone finds your cell, those nudie pictures will be on the internet post-haste.
But that does not give you the right the bring out your gun and threaten a roomful of people you suspect have stolen your phone, and it certainly does not give you the right to demand they all get naked.
Two men were arrested on multiple charges after one brandished a gun, accused a house full of people, including children, of stealing his cell phone and attempted to make them strip naked.
Around 1:32 a.m. Sunday Alexander Evans, 22, of Cleveland, and Antwaun Carlton, 21, of Lorain, entered a house in the 1500 block of West 23rd Street and Evans accused everyone in the residence of stealing his cell phone.
Evans and Carlton left the residence but returned 20 minutes later, and Evans brandished a silver handgun and told everybody to strip naked so he could find his phone.
A fight then broke out as people scattered and fought to get the gun from Evans, police said.
The two were tracked down at a nearby house by officers shortly thereafter and were arrested. In a karmic turn, they too were probably asked to get naked that night, but not for the purposes of finding a lost cell phone.
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