Officials said a naked Florida man stole what news footage showed was a police car crashing into a wooded area.
Joshua Schenker, 22, was arrested after Thursday’s accident on charges that include car theft, battery aggravation against a law enforcement officer, denying an officer means of communication or protection and resisting an officer without violence, according to a report by the Sheriff of Jacksonville. .
Officers responded to reports of a naked man running along Highway 10 in West Jacksonville.
The report said that Shankar was lying on the road when an officer stopped on the opposite side of the road. Officials said that Schenker then ran across highway lanes towards the officer.
The revised report did not say how Schenker stole the car. And the authorities confirmed the theft of a car belonging to the city of Jacksonville. Footage from a site showed that the destroyed vehicle was a patrol car.
According to the police report, the vehicle was damaged in the amount of $ 10,000.
Authorities said that officers noticed Shankar had a rash on the road after the accident and was taken to hospital for examination.
Schenker was on $ 4,011 bail. The prison records did not mention a lawyer.