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.