Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Naked Man Apprehended near Love Gap on Blue Ridge Parkway

NPS Digest published a report yesterday about naked man that was apprehended near Love Gap on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

On the morning of May 1st, a suspect fleeing from the Virginia State Police for a speeding violation entered the park in the Love Gap area. Shortly after coming onto the parkway he lost control of his vehicle, resulting in the vehicle flipping onto its roof and catching fire. The man then got out and fled into the woods. Rangers responded and assisted county and state law enforcement agencies in tracking him down. A canine tracking team quickly discovered his discarded pants. Ground-based teams and Virginia State Police helicopters continued to search for him until he was apprehended. At the time of his arrest, the 24-year-old man was naked and suffering from multiple lacerations (no details on where those lacerations were located) as a result of fleeing through the wooded terrain.

This incident might sound vaguely familier, but shouldn't be confused with the naked man that was found riding a horse along the Blue Ridge Parkway a couple of weeks ago.


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