Naples man arrested while searching for person met on dating app

Writer: Joey Pellegrino
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Philip Nugent. Credit: Collier County Sheriff’s Office

A Naples man has been arrested after police found him wandering a residential area in search of the house of someone he met on a dating app.

On Saturday, at around 4:45 a.m., Naples police officers got reports of “suspicious activities” in the area of Park Shore Drive. They soon found Philip Nugent, 47, walking the residential area. Nugent told officers he was in the neighborhood looking for the house of someone he met through a dating app.

Officers arrested Nugent after learning he was currently wanted. According to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office’s public arrest log, Nugent has multiple prior arrests and convictions from burglary to intentional battery on another.

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