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Emily Welker, Published June 28 2013

Fargo woman finds man naked, covered in feces in her kitchen

By Emily Welker

ewelker@forumcomm.com

FARGO – Police here say a Fargo woman awoke this week to find a naked man covered in feces in the kitchen of her apartment.

Cory Robert Coste, 20, of Fargo, was charged Wednesday in Cass County District Court with Class C felony criminal trespass and criminal mischief as a Class B misdemeanor.

According to a police report filed with the case, Gabrielle Thibert told police who responded to her apartment in the 4800 block of 15th Avenue South on Monday about 6:10 a.m. that she’d locked the door when she’d gone to bed about four hours previously, but it might not have latched properly.

Thibert told police she woke up to noises in her apartment and found a man alleged to be Coste standing completely naked in her kitchen, covered in feces and trying to clean himself off using her dish towel.

Thibert told police Coste was “out of it” and did not know where he was. She told officers she grabbed her cellphone, went into the hallway and dialed 911.

Officers found Coste in the apartment asleep on Thibert’s couch, wrapped in blankets, with feces all over his legs and feet. Police say when they woke him up, Coste couldn’t recall anything from the previous day or night, nor could he recall his address, phone number or how he got there.

Police state in reports that Coste admitted he had been drinking and must have blacked out.

Officers noted in the report there was a trail of footprints in feces leading from the entrance of the building to Thibert’s apartment.

Coste was arrested, and a breathalyzer test puts his blood alcohol content at 0.161 percent, double the legal limit for driving. He appeared in court Wednesday, where his bail was set at $500.

His next court appearance is set for July 24.


Readers can reach Forum reporter Emily Welker at (701) 241-5541