14-Year-Old Wakes Up To Strange Man In Room

Naperville man told police he needed a place to sleep, reports said.

Nicholas Nakos, 49, of Naperville.
Nicholas Nakos, 49, of Naperville.

A Naperville man faces felony charges after he entered a 14-year-old boy's bedroom uninvited and roaming through family's apartment, police said.

Nicholas Nakos, 49, was charged with felony criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct and assault.

Downers Grove Police were summoned to an apartment building shortly after midnight on May 19, for a report of a man, later identified as Nakos, who had unlawfully entered the caller’s residence.

According to the report, the caller’s 14-year-old son told police that he woke up to a strange man in his bedroom around 11:34 p.m. He had turned off the lights in his bedroom to go the sleep, Nakos entered his room and tuned the lights on again.

Nakos allegedly asked the 14-year-old, “Hey, where can I sleep?”

Police said the frightened boy pointed away from his bedroom and ran to the bathroom where he locked himself inside.

A minute later, the boy opened the bathroom door and ran to his mother, who was sitting on the back porch. She then went back inside the apartment where she found Nakos laying on the living room couch, reports said.

The mother started yelling at Nakos that she had called police. She continued yelling at him to leave, but he started approaching her, police said.

She then shuffled to Nakos side and pushed him out the front door, locking the door behind him. The mother described the uninvited guest as a 6-foot-two male white, wearing a black stocking cap and jeans, police said.

The mother also told police that the unwanted man had a Russian or Eastern European accent.

Police went looking for the man, and eventually found Nakos sleeping in a vestibule in the 900 block of Burlington. The report noted that he had a Greek accent.

Nakos allegedly denied that he had been anywhere that evening except for the vestibule. When the officer said he didn’t believe him, Nakos said his girlfriend threw him out earlier.

According to the report, Nakos admitted to having a few drinks and decided that he needed a place to sleep. He didn’t know who the apartment belonged to.

Police said the mother was brought to the scene and immediately identified Nakos as the man inside her apartment. It is believed that he entered the residence through the front door, which was unlocked, the report said.

In addition to the felony criminal trespass charge, Nakos was charged with misdemeanor assault and disorderly conduct.

Nakos is currently being held in the DuPage County Jail in lieu of $3,000 bond.

joseph alotta May 22, 2014 at 10:47 AM
poor guy just needed a place to sleep.
Bob Vey May 31, 2014 at 08:21 AM
LOCK you're doors!!!! Even when you're home!!! Even in "Small Towns" where everyone knows each other. People get Drunk & or Stoned & they get STUPID!!!!! And do stupid sh*t. Such as Robbery, Rape, Murder. Things escalate Very Quickly even when you know someone. I've worked in Bars & Clubs; I've seen, guys who were best friends with each other since the age of 5yrs. get in fights & knock each others teeth out. Cut each other with broken bottles,or knives. Break chairs over the others Back, Ribs, or Heads.
Michael Thomas May 31, 2014 at 11:36 AM
Guess he finally found somewhere to sleep. I'm sure big bubba won't mind company.


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