Coeur d'Alene police take naked man into custody

He was allegedly jumping on cars, screaming and running at people

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COEUR d'ALENE - Police on Wednesday night took a 27-year-old man into protective custody after he reportedly made a scene running around naked and smearing feces on his body in a Coeur d'Alene neighborhood.

At 7:30 p.m., Coeur d'Alene police officers were dispatched to a disorderly male in the area of Fourth Street and Whispering Pines Lane.

The 911 center advised officers that a male was naked, jumping on cars, getting in and out of cars, and screaming and running at people.

As officers arrived on scene on the 3700 block of Whisper Drive, they saw several people had the man on the ground and were holding him down.

The neighbors let him go as soon as officers arrived. He then allegedly got up off the ground and became combative and unresponsive to officers.

He allegedly shouted out obscenities and sentences that did not make sense.

Police said he defecated on himself and was continuously grabbing his buttocks, and smearing feces on his hands and the back of his lower torso. He also had blood on his body from small injuries.

Officers attempted to calm him down but eventually had to grab a hold of him, place him on the ground, and restrain him with handcuffs and leg restraints.

He was taken to Kootenai Medical Center by ambulance. His name will not be released due to medical privacy laws.

Officers contacted victims at the scene.

A 60-year-old woman said she was driving her car east on Whispering Pines Lane and her husband was a passenger in their car. They noticed a man going in and out of a small purple passenger car parked on the street.

As they approached the area, the man turned and looked at them and started running toward them. The male then lay down in front of their vehicle and they thought they heard the male say "run me over," police said in a news release.

He then jumped onto the hood of their vehicle and started pounding on their windshield with both fists. The female said she slowly started to reverse and as they did so the male slid off the hood of their vehicle.

He then allegedly turned his attention on somebody else, and she backed away and went into a parking lot to wait for police to arrive. Her vehicle sustained dents to the hood area and cracks in the windshield.

Another man reported he sustained bumps and scratches from helping restrain the suspect before police arrived. No charges have been filed at this time.

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