Chicago police officers serving a search warrant reportedly discovered a man who works as a burglary switch naked under a bed with cash, drugs and a gun in the home.
Jerel Taylor, 30, was charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, possession of heroin and possession of a controlled substance after police raided an apartment in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood and found a loaded handgun in the kitchen window along with a bag of suspect crack cocaine, according to CWB Chicago.
Taylor was reportedly hiding under the bed and police saw his legs sticking out from under the bed after a woman told them no one was home.
Officers say they found $50,000 in cash on the floor and also found heroin on the floor next to Taylor’s pants when they asked him where his clothes were.
Taylor, a high school graduate, works full-time for a neighborhood safety patrol and also works with the Chicago anti-violence group Ceasefire, according to CWB Chicago.
Judge Mary Marubio reportedly ordered Taylor to post $500 bail in order to be released.
Taylor has been convicted of five drug-related felonies since 2018, according to prosecutors.
Taylor’s attorney said he lives in the home with several family members and therefore may not be responsible for all the items found by police.
Taylor is scheduled to appear in court on Friday.