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Dad chases cross-dressing home invader out of daughter's bedroom

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PORT CHARLOTTE, FL (WWSB/ SUN NEWSPAPERS) - A father chased a man out of his daughter's bedroom Saturday night at gunpoint who was wearing his daughter's pink shorts and a blue dress.

The juvenile girl told Charlotte County Sheriff’s deputies that she returned to her home on Dennis Avenue after a bonfire around 9:30 p.m. and went to bed.

She was awakened by a man who was rummaging through her belongings, and said  he was borrowing her clothes.

She told investigators that she started crying and tried to leave, but the man prevented her from leaving the room.

The girl's father suspected something was wrong because his dogs were barking, he entered the room and discovered the man. 

The father told deputies that he got a gun and ordered the man out.

Investigators began asking questions at known homeless camps and learned from other homeless individuals that a man known as “Chaos” seemed to fit the suspect description. 

David Reeves, 42, was then located and arrested.

The father and daughter did not recognize Reeves in a photographic lineup but deputies arrested him on a separate charge. 

Reeves had multiple felony convictions in other judicial circuits but did not register with the Charlotte County Jail, as required by law.

Deputies say during a search of his backpack, they discovered a pair of pink Nike shorts and a blue dress that matched the items missing from the girl's bedroom.

Reeves is now charged with burglary, false imprisonment,petty theft, in  failure to register as a convicted felon, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, and resisting an officer without violence.

His bond was set at $175,000.