Naked man charged with hit and run after crash - WSFX - FOX Wilmington, NC

Naked man charged with hit and run after crash

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Courtesy: Chuck Schoninger, developer of marina site Courtesy: Chuck Schoninger, developer of marina site

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A driver smashed his car under an excavator at a construction site in downtown Wilmington. Police said the man then stripped off his clothes and was wandering the streets naked.

Officers said the 20-year-old told them he took off his clothes because they got muddy in the crash.

Police received several calls from drivers who saw the man walking downtown on Saturday night.

Officers said the man smashed through a construction gate at the new downtown marina site.

They found him a few blocks away.

He received minor injuries in the crash. Police said he was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

They charged the man with hit and run. Officers have not released his name. They aren't sure at this time if drugs or alcohol played a role in the wreck.

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