File this one under the we-can’t-make-this-stuff-up category.
Seattle police arrested a naked man last night after he smashed a car, stripped off his clothes and tore off patches of his hair — all while high on a cocktail of cocaine, methamphetamines, LSD and other unidentified drugs.
It started around 7:30 p.m. when police received a report of a man in a white T-shirt and no pants throwing rocks and damaging cars near Lakeview Boulevard and Belmont Avenue East. Police arrived to find a damaged car at the scene and saw the distinctly clothed (or unclothed) man walking near Lakeview and Boylston Avenue East.
The man, who had apparently torn out patches of his own hair, refused to give officers his real name and took off running.
Officers chased the man, who suddenly stopped, picked up a rock and turned toward the pursuing officers, police said. The officers told the man to drop the rock, which he did, before he again took off running, stripping off his remaining clothes.
Officers eventually found the naked man lying on his back in a planting strip in the 2000 block of Minor Avenue East.
After he was arrested the man told officers he had taken the drugs earlier in the evening, police said. He then began scratching all over his body, asked officers for his clothes, and then complained he was too hot, police said.
Officers called for medics, who transported the man to Harborview Medical Center for treatment. Police weren’t immediately able to identify the man, who did not, or could not, provide police with his real name or home address.