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Naked Florida Man Steals Police Car: Cops

Joshua Shenker faces numerous charges
By Luke Roney,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 23, 2021 11:21 AM CST

(Newser) – Joshua Shenker—“a naked Florida man,” as the AP puts it—was arrested this week after he allegedly stole a marked police vehicle and crashed it into a wooded area in Jacksonville. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office received multiple reports of a naked man running along I-10 on Thursday around 11:45am, First Coast News reports. A responding officer saw Shenker lying in the roadway. The officer was on the opposite side of the road. Shenker ran across all lanes of traffic toward the officer. Exactly how Shenker stole the police vehicle was redacted from the police report, per First Coast.

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But the outlet did get footage of the aftermath of the crash, which reportedly resulted in $10,000 in damage to the police cruiser. Officers saw that Shenker, who is in his early 20s, had “road rash” after the crash, the AP says, and he was taken to the hospital. He faces charges of motor vehicle theft, aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, depriving an officer of means of communication or protection, and resisting an officer without violence. Shenker was being held on $4,011 bail. (Read more Florida stories.)

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