Oh really? A unnamed 53 year old naked, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan man wearing only a cowboy hat was noted walking along the I-75 during Sunday’s snowstorm.
According to Auburn Hills Police Lt. Carimir Miarka, after the man’s vehicle slid off the highway, he hopped out and began walking against traffic while shedding his clothes.
According to FOX 2, Auburn Hills Police believe the man was suffering from ‘excited delirium syndrome.‘ After some prodding cops were eventually able to convince the naked man wearing only an oversized cowboy hat to get into a patrol car.
But things would get unwieldy when the man became unresponsive during an ambulance ride to the hospital only to wake up later and become combative. In turn the man would be was restrained by emergency officials.
Reiterated Miarka:’What the officers did is they recognized right away there was something off with this individual. He was somewhat delusional, so they really responded by keeping a calm tone with him.’
Adding: ‘What we wanted to do is just see what is going on with this individual,’ ‘I believe that we can help this individual more by doing something like a diversion program where we get him the treatment he needs, rather than charging him with a crime.’
Wrote Gojcaj: ‘A man, roughly 50 to 60 years old, was walking on 75 freeway in the City of Auburn Hills Michigan during a blizzard. Yee haw cowboy lol.’
‘He had this look on his face,’ Gojcaj told the Detroit Free Press. ‘He wouldn’t look at anyone, wouldn’t make eye contact.’
Adding: ‘It’s sad, you know, because you can only hope that there isn’t some type of mental disorder here, or this man is undergoing some serious psychological issues,’
‘I have no idea what his intent was.’
Take a walk on the wild side anyone?
Another driver in the video says the man had been opening doors of cars along the road. ‘I just didn’t want him to open a car door full of family or something, you know what I mean?’
The New York Daily News contacted Auburn Hills police Lt. Ryan Gagnon, who said the man had taken a family member’s truck without permission.
Police Lt. Carimir Miarka would later tell, ‘It was a little different, but in my 24 years of doing this, no — I haven’t seen anything quite like this,” he said. “This was a unique one, but in the end he’s getting the help he needs and no one was hurt in this whole incident.’
Excited delirium syndrome usually affects people with a history of stimulant use, but police believe that it is not a definitive diagnosis in this case.
At present it is not necessarily understood what set the man off…