Naked man tries to steal cop car

Naked man tries to steal cop car
Witnesses told police that Charles Burns, III was dancing naked in the middle of the road.
Witnesses told police that Charles Burns, III was dancing naked in the middle of the road.
It happened at the intersection of South Madison Street and Newton Road around 9 p.m.
It happened at the intersection of South Madison Street and Newton Road around 9 p.m.

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Officers say a naked man tried to steal a police cruiser, after they responded to calls that the man was dancing around in the middle of the road.

It happened at the intersection of South Madison Street and Newton Road around 9 p.m. Thursday.

According to a report, an officer found Charles Burns, III wearing red boxer shorts.

The officer got out of his car and approached Burns, who flipped up his middle finger, and then tried to jump into the drivers seat of the patrol car.

The officer tased Burns and took him into custody at the scene.

Burns was then taken to the hospital, after he mumbled to officers that he had "smoked some weed" and was allergic to it.

According to eye-witnesses, Burns was completely naked before police arrived.

He was charged with public indecency, obstructing or hindering law enforcement, and criminal attempt theft by taking a motor vehicle.

Here is the official police report, from Albany Police:

I responded in normal patrol mode to the intersection of South Madison St. and Newton Rd, in reference to a naked man running around the intersection. Upon arrival, I observed a black male subject dancing around the intersection, wearing only a pair of red boxer shorts. The subject was running at cars in the road, and running and jumping around cars at the intersection. As I approached the subject in my patrol car, he began jogging South down the 1100 Block of S. Madison St.

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