Naked man hasn’t shown in court, yet

By TEREASA NIMS
Sunday Times Newspapers

WYANDOTTE — A 19-year-old who streaked on the city streets May 25, eluding police and then fighting with a police K-9 has not yet appeared in court.

Officers responded at 5:20 a.m. to Ford and Biddle avenues for a person yelling. They tried to talk to the screaming man who began to run. Officers gave chase, more officers arrived and police K-9 Ice was released to apprehend the man, Police Chief Daniel Grant said.

The teen was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest in 27th District Court. He has until June 9 to contact the court.

“He was running around naked, he was sweaty and slippery,” Grant said. “He was obviously on something. He was higher than a kite.”

Witnesses said the man was in and out of traffic and they thought for sure he would get hit. He also ran by nurses who were outside the nearby hospital.

Grant said Ice brought the teen to the ground where he continued to ignore police requests, fought with Ice and then relented and begged police to call off the dog.

Ice was not injured in the scuffle.

“Thankfully this was an unusual event to occur in the city,” Grant said.

The teen was released to the hospital where he was later discharged.

“This would have made for a good (anti-drug) commercial,” Grant said. “This is your brain on drugs.”

(Tereasa Nims can be reached at tnims@bewickpublications.com.)

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