Man’s Dentures Found Outside Home He Tried Breaking Into, Family Says


A man remained in the Saline County jail Wednesday on an unrelated charge after police say his dentures were found outside a Bryant home where a family believes he tried breaking into their car and home.

“It’s crazy for sure,” Mark Mobley says.

Mobley made the odd discovery in his driveway Monday morning.

“[I was] throwing some trash out in the trash can,” Mobley says.

“Looked down and saw a set of dentures.”

Mobley called Bryant police, thinking someone’s false teeth might have been picked up and taken elsewhere by an animal. 

Mobley and his wife posted about the discovery in an online neighborhood page. To their surprise, a man messaged them and claimed the teeth were his. He then called them and admitted to trying to break into their car and into their home, according to a Bryant police report.

Mobley then reviewed surveillance footage from cameras outside their home captured the night before. Footage shows a man poking around cars and possibly trying to kick or push open a front window. Mobley says the man is shown meandering around the property for nearly three hours, between 2 and 5 a.m.

The man believed to be in the video is John Reichard. The 32 year old was wanted on an unrelated warrant.

Bryant police convinced Reichard to meet them so they could give him his teeth back and book him into the jail on the warrant.

As of Wednesday night, Reichard does not face any charges for possibly trying to break into the Mobley’s car or home. The Mobleys say evidence has been turned over to the prosecutor’s office for review.

“We were pretty shook up,” Mobley says.

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