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Neighbors describe man accused of snatching 5-year-old as “strange,” “very paranoid”

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ROY, Utah (KSTU) - Neighbors haven't seen Troy Morley after he was accused of attempting to kidnap a child from her bed.

One woman described Morley as "strange", "very creepy" and "very paranoid."

They say since he has lived in the neighborhood, they have had bizarre encounters with him.

One woman said she caught Morley in her backyard after her dog would not stop barking.

She says he didn't have a shirt or shoes on.

"He said, at the time that he thought I had lived alone and he saw a light come on and he thought I was getting broken into," she said. "So he hopped the fence."

Another woman told KSTU that Morley had been caught peering into a neighbor's window.

"I made contact with the suspicious person, and he said he thought the neighbor was flashing him, so he thought he could go over there and 'get lucky," an officer noted in a police affidavit about the incident. "He said he was on medication and would head to bed. He was notified to stop going to this residence."

In May, police officers went to Morley's home after receiving word about sexual abuse allegations.

However, the police report states the alleged victim refused to proceed with charges.

A week later, Morley was committed to the psychiatric ward at a nearby hospital after believing his wife was being "cut up with saws" by a "big conspiracy," according to another report.

Recently, he was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping, burglary and interfering with an arrest after police say he broke into a home and snatched a 5-year-old girl from her bedroom.

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