Sheriff: Naked Florida man stole, crashed police car

$10,000 worth of damage to vehicle
Posted at 7:21 PM, Jan 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-22 19:22:32-05

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Officials say a naked Florida man has been arrested after stealing what news footage showed to be a marked police vehicle and crashing it.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says 22-year-old Joshua Shenker was arrested after Thursday's crash and charged with theft of a motor vehicle, aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer and other counts.

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office crashed patrol car
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office patrol car crashed into a wooded area along Interstate 10 in western Jacksonville on Jan. 21, 2021.

Officers responded to reports of a naked man running along Interstate 10 in western Jacksonville shortly before noon Thursday.

Authorities said only in a redacted report that a vehicle belonging to the city of Jacksonville was stolen.

According to the police report, about $10,000 worth of damage was done to the vehicle.