This weeks WTHW gives a break to the fine people of Salem, Oregon and has us travelling east to Darien, Connecticut, home of the seriously religious (or so this news article suggests).
DARIEN, Conn. (AP) -
Police said a naked man yelling that he was 'Jesus' was the catalyst for a five-vehicle accident on Interstate 95 North in Darien that injured three people and slowed traffic for nearly six hours. Police Sgt. Jeremiah Marron said officers responded to reports Saturday that a nude male was causing a disturbance on I-95. As police arrived, the man got into a car but police were able to pull the vehicle over.
Police said a tractor-trailer driver then slammed on the brakes to avoid another driver distracted by the highway commotion. The big rig jackknifed, careened into four cars and flipped over.
Rescue workers extricated the driver of the tractor-trailer.
The naked man's name was not released. It was not immediately known if he was charged.
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What do they mean "The naked man's name was not released." He was Jesus! He shouted it to every passerby on the freeway. Or maybe he had a bee crawl up his pants leg while he was driving, had to pull over, strip naked to release the bee then ran around scream "Jesus" because he was so frightened by the whole experience.
A couple of details surprise me here. First, why are people slowing down to look? If I'm seeing some naked idiot screaming from the side of the road, I'm hitting the gas and getting away as fast as possible. Second, JESUS CAN DRIVE! That's pretty cool. I guess he has stayed in touch with the latest in technology since the crucifixion.
One thing is certain, everyone who passed this lunatic had to be muttering, "What the Hell?"