Jesus and George Bush Arrested Naked
Now here’s a headline you don’t see every day: “Deputies subdue naked man who was claiming to be Jesus and George Bush.”
A naked Pinson man claiming to be Jesus Christ and George Bush was shot four times with a stun gun by Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies this morning after he repeatedly refused to heed their commands.
Richard Scott Odell, 30, was treated on the scene by paramedics and taken to the Jefferson County Jail.
Treated for what? Nudity? A God complex? Impersonating the president? Or getting zapped?
A motorist called deputies about 4 a.m. to alert them that the man was standing nude in the middle of Alabama 79 at Bradford Road. As the motorist approached the man, he stumbled toward the car and was struck by the car’s mirror, sheriff’s authorities said. The man then ran away.
The motorist summoned deputies. Armed with their X26 Tasers, they ordered Odell to the ground, but he refused. He was struck in the chest by the Taser but didn’t go down. He was struck a second time and fell to the ground, but wouldn’t roll over to his stomach. When he was struck a third time, the man yanked the Taser wires out of chest. After being shot a fourth time, Odell complied with deputies and was secured with handcuffs and leg irons.
Odell stated that he was Jesus Christ and George Bush and that he could break the handcuffs. Authorities said he appeared to be intoxicated.
No word on whether he broke said handcuffs.