Lexington woman receives apology call from 'stumbling' stranger

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - It was early Tuesday morning when Paula Brown got a series of calls. The first few calls were from friends and family who saw the story on WKYT about Brown finding a man on her porch. Then a "private number" rang and woke her up.

"I ignored it. It rang again under 'private number' a few minutes later," recalled Brown, "To call me three times in a row, on a private number. I just said let me get it real quick."

The call started out strangely, "He started talking to me about the guy. We talked for quite a while."

Finally the man on the phone revealed he was the guy who stumbled onto her porch.

"He wanted to apologize, okay, he called to say that and he said he wasn't trying to break in," said Brown.

Police identified the man as 28-year-old Jeffrey Mulloy. Mulloy was cited on Monday for public intoxication and criminal trespassing, he was treated and later released from UK Hospital. On Tuesday, Mulloy went looking to explain himself to the startled woman and said he found her number after searching Google.

"I don't know what to think. All I know is honey, you need to understand where I'm coming from. This is my house, this is my premises. He said, 'Well ma'am, I was having a heart attack, I was trying to knock," described Brown, before reacting, "How do I know what you were going to do? He was high, he told me he was high on something."

Brown finally stopped him from sharing all of this to remind him of one important detail.

"You thank me that I didn't blow your brains out is what you need to do!" she exclaimed.

"He offered to help me in ways to make it up," she added, "I told him, 'I don't need you here, honey, because I'm scared of you!'"

Then came the ultimate twist, in this otherwise bizarre story, Mulloy told Brown he was on probation, and eventually told Brown his officer's name; it was Brown's nephew.

"I said oh honey!" she reacted.

Mulloy declined to speak with us about the incident, but did say he didn't drink the bug spray.

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