Naked driver hops in a police cruiser, hits an NJ Transit bus. Naked.

I’m not overly sure if my commentary can add to this story, so I’ll just give you the story:

Bizarre rush-hour incident leaves three injured.
By Frederick Cusick

A man who had apparently decided to get naked in Center City and then ended up scuffling with a police lieutenant was shot and critically wounded today in a bizarre incident that tied up traffic on Market Street for hours during this evening’s rush hour.

Police said the chain of events began about 4:45 p.m., when the unidentified man took off his clothes across the street from the main Strawbridge’s store at Ninth and Market Streets.

The details of the incident were still being sorted out today, but police said the naked man climbed into the police cruiser, and both men then struggled inside the vehicle for the policeman’s gun. Several shots were fired, striking the naked man.

During the struggle, the police cruiser continued to move east on Market, striking and severely damaging a blue Chevrolet Cavalier driven by a woman, police said.

The cruiser continued along Market, ending up with its nose under the side of an NJ Transit bus parked in front of Strawbridge’s, police said.

The incident snarled Center City traffic during the rush hour. Police shut down Market Street between Eighth and 10th Streets.

The naked man was taken to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where he was reported in critical condition.

The clothes the man abandoned – blue jeans, brown boots, but no underwear, shirt or socks – remained piled up on the sidewalk across from Strawbridge’s today, waiting for detectives to examine them.

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