Women find stranger hiding in their cars
One teen has a history of entering parked vehicles, police say.
Derrick M. Johnson, 18, Manawa, is charged with disorderly conduct in two separate criminal cases.
On March 29, Waupaca County Sheriff’s Deputy Jon Loken and Waupaca Police Officer Bret Rodenz were dispatched to the Tower Mobil on Royalton Street.
According to the criminal complaint, the woman went inside the gas station, then returned to her car and drove away.
While traveling on U.S. Highway 10, she discovered a stranger hiding in the back seat of her car.
When the stranger suddenly appeared, the woman stopped the car and told him she had a gun. He allegedly put up his hands, exited the car and cried.
The woman told investigators the stranger said his name was “Jordan” and that he had relationship problems.
The stranger was later identified as Johnson, who reportedly left his black 1997 Dodge Ram with a brush guard at a gas pump at Tower Mobil.
Loken reported that “Johnson has a history of entering vehicles of females he does not know” for self-gratification.
When questioned by Loken, Johnson reportedly admitted to entering the woman’s vehicle with the intention of masturbating, but he did not follow through with this plan.
“Johnson stated that he looked for middle aged women because they were better at sexual ‘stuff,’” the complaint says. “He had been thinking and planning an entry to a female’s vehicle for a while and that he did not want to do it but felt that he had to.”
According to a criminal complaint from an earlier incident, a woman and her daughter were shopping at Remington’s Quality Foods in Manawa at approximately 8:40 p.m. on July 26, 2016.
As they were loading their groceries into a minivan, they noticed a young man sitting quietly in the back of the vehicle.
“Who are you?” the woman asked. “What are you doing?”
“My mistake,” he replied.
He then quickly left the vehicle via the open sliding door, ran over to a truck parked about 15 feet away and drove off, the complaint says.
The woman followed the truck, but she lost sight of it after the driver turned its lights off.
The woman’s daughter recognized the male as Johnson.
Manawa Police Officer Casey Fields investigated the complaint.
“Officer Fields reports that he is familiar with Johnson and his history of entering vehicles occupied by females,” the complaint says.
Johnson told Fields that he entered the vehicle after he saw the woman and her daughter inside the grocery store.
Johnson denied entering the truck with “sexual intentions,” the complaint says.