Cops: Naked man crashes truck into mall

Cops: Naked man crashes truck into mall

Credit: CYNTHIA VEGA / WFAA

The man then drove the vehicle through the entrance of the Southwest Center Mall, slamming kiosks and leaving behind major damage until coming to a halt at the doorway of the Champs Sports store.

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by CYNTHIA VEGA / WFAA

KMOV.com

Posted on July 13, 2012 at 12:34 PM

DALLAS - A nude man crashed a pickup truck through the entrance of the Southwest Center Mall on Camp Wisdom Road Friday morning in Dallas.

Police said he drove through the double doors, straight into several kiosks and then took a right and drove straight through the pulled down gates of a Champs Sports store.

The man then got out of the truck and started dressing himself in clothes from the store, including putting on a brand new pair of Nike Jordan sneakers.

Police initially handcuffed the man and held him in the back of a cruiser. The man did not appear injured, but emergency responders rushed him by ambulance to Methodist Central for a complete physical and mental evaluation.  

Police said they believe the man is the same one reported to be involved in another incident earlier Friday morning in South Dallas. Just before the mall incident, police said they received a call from a woman in the area saying a man in a red pickup truck approached her car. She told police he was wearing only a blanket, knocked on her window and told her to get out, but she drove off.

Minutes later, police got a call that the red pickup truck smashed through the Southwest Center Mall. Police believe the same man is involved in all three incidents. His name has not been released.

The mall general manager is on scene and ready to help assess damage. The mall is expected to be open for normal business hours, but the smashed out entrance will remain roped off. There are other entrances.

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