PINECREST (CBS4) – Miami-Dade Police are investigating the death of a naked man who allegedly broke into a Pinecrest home and had an altercation with the homeowners.
“I can’t believe it,” said neighbor Isabel Brinck who was shaken by the incident. “So unusual, this is supposed to be a super safe and normal community.”
Police say they were called to the residence at 5800 S.W. 132nd Terrace on Monday night just before 11 p.m. When they arrived, officers found the homeowner fighting with the intruder, identified as Norman Oosterbroek, 43. Police say Oosterbroek lives a few doors down.
The homeowners told police they came face-to-face with Oosterbroek after hearing a noise in the home. Sometime during the altercation, the homeowners told police that they saw Oosterbroek swallow an unknown substance.
“We don’t know if it was drugs or not,” said Miami-Dade Police Detective Roy Rutland. “We are waiting on tests.”
When police tried to arrest Oosterbroke, they say he turned the violence on them.
“This man continued to be combative and absolutely resisted arrest,” said Det. Rutland.
Officers used a stun gun to subdue him. Fire rescue crews arrived at the home and took Oosterbroek to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Oosterbroek’s cause of death is still unclear. Investigators are waiting for autopsy and toxicology results to determine what substances, if any, were in his system when he died.
“We have a totality of circumstances that we look at,” said Det. Rutland. “What was his condition? What was his body temperature? Was he under the influence of any drugs?”
Oosterbroek’s family did not want to speak about the incident.