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Bare-faced cheek: An unidentified man who was allegedly high on meth was photographed running along a main street wearing nothing but his socks
A 29-year-old man allegedly high on meth was snapped running down a main street in Michigan during rush hour – wearing nothing but his socks.
The naked man, who has not been named as no charges have been filed, was tasered and arrested when he would not stop for police.
Police had been responding to a fire at a CVS in Grosse Point Woods on Monday afternoon when the fully-dressed man approached them.
He then began walking in and out of traffic on Mack Avenue, and yelling: ‘You gotta protect me from them!’
As the officer tried to contain him, the man began stripping off his clothes and began running away, discarding his license, credit cards and car keys.
The police officer eventually tasered and handcuffed him – but not before passersby managed to snap photos of the man running along the road.
One witness, Sal Rizzo, uploaded a picture to Twitter that was retweeted by friends who saw the bizarre image.
He told ABC7 News: ‘We were going down Mack and there was traffic building up. We see a guy running across a street. We were like: ‘No way’.
‘He was yelling: ‘Please stop chasing me, please stop chasing me.’ The cops were yelling his name.’
Another witness said she had seen him sitting on the curb bleeding. When police arrested him, they put his trousers back on, she said.
Witness: Sal Rizzo, who took the photograph of the naked man and posted it on Twitter, said he had been yelling at police to stop chasing him
The night before the incident, the man had been taken to St. John Providence Health System in Detroit for meth overdose symptoms by another police department, the Free Press reported.
He had left the hospital the following morning.
Following the incident on Monday he was taken to hospital in an ambulance and has now been released.
Yonkowski said he does not expect charges to be filed against the man, who collected his belongings from police the following day.