Greenwood Police Department recently tackled a most unusual case involving a man with ‘snakes’ in his pants. The suspect was arrested on Saturday while running naked down Kirksey Drive. Police declared that the naked man appeared intoxicated.
Naked Man Was Running Away from Imaginary Snakes
On Saturday, at 4:30 a.m., the authorities were contacted by a group of motorists who claimed to see a naked man running.
Upon arriving at the location, the authorities identified a 56-year-old male with no clothes on. The suspect, later identified as Norman Wightman, told the cops that he was heading to a family member’s house when he felt something in his pants.
Believing that snakes might have crawled in his underwear, the man began to remove his clothes.
He also told the authorities that he could still feel the snakes biting his privates despite being naked.
According to the officers who took Wightman into custody, the suspect appeared intoxicated, having trouble articulating.
He was later transported to the hospital. The emergency room doctors examined Wightman’s private but found no snake bits.
After spending the night in the Greenwood hospital, the naked man received a clean bill of health and handed over to the authorities.
Wightman was charged with indecent exposure and booked into the Greenwood County Detention Center.
Curiously enough, according to the incident report, the naked man started to feel something was gnawing down there long before he put up a show for the motorists.
The authorities were not able to establish if the naked man consumed alcohol or drugs. Tox screen could take a couple of days, the county’s medical officer declared.
Meanwhile, the law enforcement officers are trying to get ahold of Wightman’s family member to verify his claims.
It’s uncertain if the naked man hired an attorney.
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