The pursuit of a speeding vehicle led to the pursuit of a naked man Sunday.
It all started when a member of the California Highway Patrol spotted a BMW traveling west along Highway 50 in Sacramento. The vehicle was allegedly going at about 120 miles per hour. Because of this, the CHP officer initiated a pursuit of the suspect’s automobile.
The chase wound from Highway 50 to the northbound side of Interstate 5, onto the Q street exit, and then along surface streets in the area. At some point, the vehicle reportedly crashed into barriers and began traveling along a pedestrian bridge. The BMW didn’t come to a stop until it careened into an embankment in the downtown area. The vehicle finally came to a stop south of Tower Bridge at the Riverwalk.
It was at this point that things got strange. The driver of the vehicle allegedly stripped out of his clothing and swam into the river. The CHP stated that they pursued the individual as he traveled downstream, with the Sacramento Police Department telling him to get out of the water. As he did not do so, a police dog was called in to help encourage his cooperation.
The man was taken into custody. Two other people that were in the vehicle at the time of the chase were also being detained following the incident.