Houston Drivers Perplexed by Naked Man Running on Freeway

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Houston drivers were in for a surprise on Sunday afternoon when a naked man was spotted running down the highway. The 26-year-old nude runner held on to a piece of paper and his wallet as he jogged along the shoulder of Loop 610 in Houston near Gulfgate Mall. Many people took video or snapped photos out of their car windows.

Driver Miguel Chavez was one of the fascinated witnesses. CW39 quotes Chavez as saying, “We were trying to get his attention, but he was like focused like he was running a marathon or something. I know his feet were cut up cause there are nails, glass, and everything on the highway.” Chavez’s video went viral quickly on Twitter. At the time, no one knew if the naked man had lost a bet or was suffering from a mental illness.

The Houston Police Department later confirmed that the incident was drug related. They explained, “He was in a car when he began feeling hot, so he got out of the car and took off his clothes. (He) was presenting a threat to himself.”

The now infamous naked running man will not face charges. He was taken to a nearby hospital once the police caught him.