Archive for Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Sheriff’s office investigating case of injured person found near Clinton Lake spillway

Police are still trying to determine what happened Wednesday morning that had a naked man, with an injured leg, walk into a maintenance shop in Lawrence. The incident occurred just after 7 a.m.

December 23, 2009, 1:24 p.m. Updated December 23, 2009, 5:23 p.m.


Law enforcement were working Wednesday to determine what happened to a naked man who showed up injured at an isolated Parks and Recreation maintenance shop in southwest Lawrence, city and county officials said.

Emergency responders were called to a medical emergency about 7:30 a.m. at the Lawrence Parks and Recreation building, 5250 W. 27th St., which is northwest of the Youth Sports Complex, 4911 W. 27th St.

Ernie Shaw, interim parks and recreation director, said the man stumbled into the building without any clothes on and was bleeding from the leg. The situation came as a surprise to city maintenance workers who had just shown up for work.

"They basically laid him down on some rugs, covered him and called the police and paramedics," Shaw said.

The victim was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital to be treated for a cut wound, emergency officials said.

The investigation into what caused the person’s injuries took sheriff’s deputies across some fields, about 4,000 feet away, to the spillway on the east edge of Clinton Lake, emergency workers said.

Sgt. Steve Lewis, sheriff’s spokesman, said it was not immediately known what caused the victim’s injuries, which were considered non life-threatening, because the victim was being uncooperative.


Randall Barnes 8 years, 6 months ago


somebodynew 8 years, 6 months ago

Something tells me there is way more to this story (and it probably won't come out since the "victim" isn't cooperating.

GmaD321 8 years, 6 months ago

Somebody got trashed and did something stupid and is now somewhat embarrassed?? Naked adds some fun to it all!

JustNoticed 8 years, 6 months ago

"Must've" or "Must Have" but please, not the abomination "must of".

WHY 8 years, 6 months ago

JustNoticed; your not knew to the area are ya, cus round hear we don't take kindly to folks tellen us how to talk. I would of thought that after seen how the editors of this here paper ain't doin much better then the average poster that you would have realized we are happy in our ignerance.

Kirk Larson 8 years, 6 months ago


we rite engelish reel good. Gooder then most.

Actually, I cringe every now and then at what I read here. You just have to kind of take it in stride, heave a heavy sigh, and teach by example if you can. Few, if any, like a nit picker because it proves one has nits.

Kirk Larson 8 years, 6 months ago

Oops, meant to address that to JustNoticed.

shadowbox66044 8 years, 6 months ago

Maybe his car broke down and when he was looking for help he sharted on himself, so he took off his clothes voluntarily and went looking for help naked. However, I can't explain the bleeding from the leg part. That's the true mystery part to me.

RoeDapple 8 years, 6 months ago

innybody seen cuzin elroy last i new he wuz goin to go to klintin laek to praktis his nude machete jugglin but i cant talk boutit

BrianR 8 years, 6 months ago

I hope they're ok. Naked gravity experiments are best conducted in the summertime.

del888 8 years, 6 months ago

Is the Youth Sports Complex the same thing as what we call 'YSI'? If so, thats nowhere near the spillway. I'm confused. BTW, there's some jeans and a t-shirt in the turn lane near 6th street & Florida - could it be??

xARMYxSTRONGx 8 years, 6 months ago

He was probably taken out there by some guys at a frat house and forced nude. then while trying to get away he fell on some rocks, cut his leg and hit his head on the rocks in the tumble.

about the spelling earlier..... YEE HAW!!!!!!

notanoobhere 8 years, 6 months ago

some frat boy initiation gone wrong, did they check for foreign objects in his anus, well if he was in a frat it wouldnt be to foreign.

leedavid 8 years, 6 months ago

"Honey how ole is dat boy?"

"Oh about 24. Why Cletus?"

"Well we better git some clothes on em. Did you see what he just drug through da soup?"

Old Red Foxx joke...seems closer to reality. As far as the spelling goes. I am dyslexic....I really am! We can't spell squat or is it squit?

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