Naked man running in traffic detained in Forest Grove

Naked man running in traffic detained in Forest Grove

Naked man running in traffic detained in Forest Grove

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by KGW.com staff

kgw.com

Posted on October 4, 2013 at 11:11 AM

Updated Friday, Oct 4 at 11:12 AM

FOREST GROVE, Ore. – Officers detained a man who ran naked through traffic in Forest Grove Thursday evening, police said.

Just after 6 p.m., an officer tried to stop the man running through four lanes of traffic near the 3400 block of Pacific Avenue, a spokesperson for Forest Grove police said.

More police came to assist as the man continued to run between cars, stopping traffic. Officers unsuccessfully used a Taser, and the man, later identified as 25-year-old Sampson Johnson, ran into a field where he was tackled and taken into custody, police said.

Johnson was taken to the hospital for treatment of a possible drug overdose. He was cited for disorderly conduct and interfering with police.

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