Naked Man Leads Police on 40 Minute Chase

MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) - A western Kentucky man bolted - naked - from his home and led police on a 40 minute foot chase before being caught, police said.

William McCampbell, 21, is now exposed to jail time for contempt of court, fleeing from police, indecent exposure, criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct.

McCampbell bared all after police went to his house Monday to serve a warrant, said Steve Hendley, Mayfield's assistant police chief. As he ran through town, people aided police by pointing in the direction McCampbell streaked off, Hendley said.

"They were, I would say, probably shocked," Assistant Police Chief Steve Hendley said. "Its not every day you have a guy take off down the street naked at 11 o'clock in the morning."

Officers initially thought McCampbell was mentally unbalanced, but Hendley said that wasn't the case.

"He just didn't want to go to jail and decided he would outrun the police naked," Hendley said.

A woman in the house where police went to arrest McCampbell, Treba Maxwell, 32, was charged with obstructing an officer and violation of a conditional discharge. Hendley said she tried to block officers from the house.

Hendley said chasing a naked man was a first for his department, although there used to be a mentally ill woman who regularly led officers on pursuits while she was in the nude.

Information from: The Paducah Sun,

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by shawn Location: mayfield kentucky on May 29, 2007 at 03:50 PM
    hahahahahahahahah dats ma
  • by heather on May 3, 2007 at 01:21 PM
    the fastest thing on two feet.
  • by boom Location: jackson on May 3, 2007 at 09:05 AM
    eye ain't never
  • by mel Location: lex on May 3, 2007 at 07:03 AM
    Agreed, Jessica, it is amusing compared to the violent crimes we've seen recently. I really don't think it's going to traumatize any children to see a naked person. If they watch tv, they're going to get their eyes full; and if that's the worst thing they witness as a child, they're very fortunate. You can't protect them from everything, nor should you. They live in this world, teach them how to deal with it while you're here to do that.
  • by Jessica Location: Mayfield on May 2, 2007 at 08:18 PM
    I live just a block down from this person- if I'd gotten home from lunch just an hour earlier, I'd have seen him running through my front yard. Personally, given all the other crimes out there today, I can't do more than just find this horribly amusing. It's not as though it's different from the streaking fad from the 70s, and there's much more dangerous things than a naked guy out there. Our weird world at work, folks, that's all.
  • by McAnus Location: CA on May 2, 2007 at 04:37 PM
    .. sounds like he was on a streak with cops.
  • by Sarah Location: Lexington on May 2, 2007 at 03:14 PM
    JC---oh yes they call him the streak!
  • by Dave Location: Seattle WA on May 2, 2007 at 02:05 PM
    Aren't you tired of your tax money spent keeping non-violent criminals locked away. Did you know America has a higher percentage of it's citizens jailed that any other industrialized nation?
  • by jackass Location: DC on May 2, 2007 at 01:31 PM
    ...especially bad vocabulary, Pam...traumatize.Send your children to private school. No more home learnin!
  • by KW Location: Madison on May 2, 2007 at 01:17 PM
    I guess its safe to say that he didnt have any weapons on him
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