Man arrested for trespassing allegedly gives fake Norwegian name and passport number to officer


GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Nathan Charles Homstad, 41, was arrested yesterday and charged with trespassing and providing false identification information after he allegedly gave a fake name, date of birth, and Norwegian passport number to an officer.

A Gainesville Police Department (GPD) officer responded to a vacant apartment at The Ridge on 34th (500 SW 34th Street), where he reportedly found Homstad. Homstad reportedly said he found the door unlocked and thought he could spend the night. Homstad allegedly provided the name of Omar Thor Overhalla, said he was a Norwegian citizen, and provided paperwork with that name and a date of birth that would make him 45 years old.

GPD contacted the Norwegian Embassy and learned that no record existed for the name, date of birth, or passport number provided by Homstad. The FBI reportedly provided his true name and date of birth after GPD sent his fingerprints; Homstad also reportedly has an active warrant out of Minnesota.

Homstad has no criminal history; Judge Thomas Jaworski set bail at $20,000.

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  • Another homeless guy?

    Just being proactive:
    Here’s the tally since Saturday:
    1. 3/25 Guy threatens everyone at Wawa.
    2. 3/26 Guy stabs a woman in face.
    3. 3/27 Guy steals a car.
    4. 3/28 Guy caught attempting to burglarize vehicles.
    5. 3/27 Guy caught trespassing and providing false identification to LEO.

    Everyone feeling safe in the neighborhood?

    • Since he’s claimed, (from the Netherlands), wonder if the Feds will put him on ICE? 😁

  • WTF are clowns from Minnesota attracted here for? They must be spreading the word internationally, “go to that Wokeville college town in sunny Fla. this winter … they hate DeSantis there!” 🤡👹🤬😡

    • A criminal history means he has criminal convictions. An active warrant is based on an affidavit laying out probable cause for an arrest, not a conviction.

  • ever think that being an idiot and talking trash about people you don’t know is wrong. Remember you are one trauma away from the worst you have ever lived

    • Here’s your compassion…We know two things; he’s not from the Netherlands and he’s a liar.

      • But you think that Norway is in the Netherlands, so you might spend more time reading books and less time commenting on these things…

  • Sounds like the method a bunch of the morons in here use to commit voter fraud in multiple states

  • Great job, public school system. 2 out of 9 posters here think Norway is part of the Netherlands.

    • Nice catch! Well it’s safe to say he’s neither from the Netherlands OR Norway.
      Thanks for the assist. I guess I should pay attention more to the content.

    • That explains why I suck at Jeopardy.
      Teachers told us English & Arithmetic were the most important. I knew I should have paid more attention in Geography class.

  • I bet he thinks he’s a Viking like me. Oden, guide our ships, our righteous spears and swords!!!! RAAAH!!!!!!!!

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