Kennett police arrest man for early-morning trespassing

Kennett police arrest man for late-night trespassing

KENNETT, MO (KAIT) - Kennett police arrested a man after they said he trespassed into a city building while trying to prove lack of security to the presidential candidates.

According to Captain Tim Trowbridge, officers were dispatched to the City Light Gas and Water building, 403 E. 4th St., shortly before 3 a.m. Saturday.

Upon arrival, an employee told police he saw two men walking near the building "at a high rate of speed."

The employee found two open windows and a wallet on the floor.

Police searched the area and found a white truck that matched the description of the vehicle the suspects were spotted in.

The suspect, Dale Swindell, was arrested for trespassing.

Trowbridge said Swindell entered through a window. The other man stood outside and watched out for him.

"He didn't do anything," Trowbridge said. "He could've shut the whole city down."

Trowbridge said Swindell claimed he wanted to prove to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump that the town of Kennett lacked security.

Swindell later told police that he videoed himself trespassing to eventually post it on YouTube.

Trowbridge said the investigation is ongoing.

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