Chief Rich Shopene says he encountered 22-year-old Brody Hall when Hall knocked on Shopene's door about 6:15 a.m. Sunday and told the chief he was there to "scare the children."
The chief says Hall tried to push past him into the house, but Shopene wrestled Hall to the ground and arrested him. Online court records do not list an attorney for Hall who remained in the Erie County Jail on Tuesday.
The chief says he later learned that Hall had approached other doors in the neighborhood before he arrived at the chief's house.
Hall faces charges including indecent exposure and terroristic threats.