Wednesday, February 22, 2012

"He was just babbling and talking incoherent."

Police Arrest 300 Pound, Six Foot Tall, Totally Naked Crackhead
Re-printed from a story at KYW CBS Philladelphia on February 17th 2012

Police Arrest deranged 300 pound, six foot tall, totally naked crackhead in Exton, PA. Wal-Mart.

A 300-pound man was busted for allegedly walking into a Pennsylvania Walmart in his birthday suit and stealing a pair of socks.

Verdon Lamont Taylor, 32, was arrested Wednesday evening as he wandered around the Exton store wearing nothing but the stolen socks, police told NBC Philadelphia.

Surveillance video showed Taylor stripping down in the parking lot outside the store before entering, police said. Footage from inside the Walmart shows puzzled customers moving to avoid the naked man as he selects a pair of socks and carefully puts them on.

Responding police used a stun gun on Taylor after he refused to comply with their orders, officials said. After he spit in an officer’s face, they restrained him and loaded him into an ambulance, police said.

"He was just babbling and talking incoherent," West Whiteland Police Department Detective Scott Pezick told the Daily News. "He was making some references that caused us to believe there was a substance abuse issue."

The alleged sock thief was charged with aggravated assault, indecent exposure and retail theft, among other counts, and held on $50,000 bail.

"It's a unique situation," Pezick said. "I've never had anything like this."

References:
WCPO Channel 9, Naked Man Waltzes Into PA Wal-Mart
New York Daily News, Naked Man Caught Stealing Socks
KYW CBS Philly, 300-Pound Man Arrested In Exton Walmart Naked