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Drivers Can’t Unsee Naked Man on Busy Freeway

“I thought to myself … ‘ what is this coming at me?’ ” a witness said of a naked man darting in and out of traffic and causing a traffic backup Sunday morning.

Michigan State Police had to close a section of I-94 Sunday morning while they corralled a naked man who was darting through traffic.
Michigan State Police had to close a section of I-94 Sunday morning while they corralled a naked man who was darting through traffic.

Michigan State Police closed a section of Interstate 94 for a period of time Sunday morning while they apprehended a naked man who had been darting in and out of traffic on the busy freeway.

Drivers reportedly had to slam on their brakes to avoid hitting the man, who one witness said “seemed kind of out of it,” The Oakland News reports. The spectacle snarled traffic and caused backups on both east- and westbound lanes of traffic.

“I thought to myself, ‘Oh, my god, what is this coming at me?’ ” witness Vince Cuker told the newspaper. “Here comes this man running up to cars that had stopped and he’s banging on the hoods and muttering something.”

The incident took place  about 11 a.m. near Outer Drive in Detroit, just after area church serves concluded.

The suspect, a 25-year-old Grosse Pointe man, was taken into custody after a short chase in which the au naturel suspect jumped over a traffic barrier. Police finally caught up with him and wrestled him to the ground, then used an orange tarp to cover him up.

Lt. Michael Shaw, a State Police spokesman, said the suspect was transported by Detroit EMS to a local hospital, where he treated for cuts and lacerations, and admitted for a psychiatric evaluation.

Robert May 06, 2014 at 01:15 PM
Good idea, first we'll get approval to do so from the democratic controlled road commission, then we'll send in the earth movers and take our I-94. Then the democratic controlled road commission will claim that they never gave approval, and that they, no one else who had the information, only they we're misled about the naked man threat, possible Iraqi WMDs. They will claim instead that it was a fully clothed girls out selling cookies 3 miles away.
Joseph Borrajo May 06, 2014 at 03:23 PM
The Emperor's New Clothes, a scrip right out of the presidency of George W Bush. P3
Laura May 07, 2014 at 08:56 AM
Those rich white folk from Grosse Pointe be crazy.
Jim Vander Schaaf May 08, 2014 at 10:41 AM
He jumped up on the hood of my car and stood there for several seconds, leaving blood stains from his cut up ankle on my hood. How come no one called me on this? ;-) (true story though).

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