Now there's a great piece of police work! A naked man steals a truck in broad daylight and the police think there might be some chance that drugs or alcohol may have been involved. Yah think? Here's more from News 4:
Dean Johnson, of Johnson's Towing, said he had just parked his 1987 Chevrolet pickup in the company parking when he ran in for a cup of coffee and left his keys in the ignition.No sooner than he poured his coffee, Johnson said his secretary began screaming about someone taking off in his truck. The woman called 911 to report what she witnessed:
Caller: Hey, this is Holly at Johnson's Towing. A guy has taken one of our trucks and he's taken off. He's run over our fence.
911 Operator: Do you have any idea who he is?
Caller: No. He ran through our yard naked and all of a sudden he jumped into our employee's truck.
"Instantaneously, I thought someone was just playing it. Once he got to the gate and crashed through the gate, I knew something wasn't right," Johnson said.
Following at a distance, Johnson and his brother, Ronald, gave chase as they called the Putnam County Sheriff's Office for help.
Less than two miles away, the stolen pickup wrecked in a field on Reid Street, where Johnson detained the driver, later identified as Wayne Boylan, 41.
Maj. Gary Bowling was the first officer at the scene. He said he had to do a double take when the dust cleared.
"When the sea of civilians parted to find that the driver was naked, you kind of have to shift gears a little bit and figure out what to do next," Bowling said.
Boylan was cuffed, placed under arrested and charged with grand theft auto and trespassing.