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Man found naked on highway, charged in connection with missing vehicle

March 4, 2013

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A 22-year old Shawnee man found naked Friday night on U.S. Highway 24 has been charged in Douglas County District Court with aggravated kidnapping, robbery, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and theft.

Ivory Leland Hardin was arrested about 11 p.m. Friday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, hours after police began to seek him in connection with a stolen vehicle and an incident at an apartment in the 900 block of Indiana Street, said Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence Police Department spokesman.

Police responded to a disturbance at that home about 8:40 a.m. Friday, when residents reported the theft of a maroon 2009 Chevy Trailblazer. The residents told police they had been battered in the course of an argument and that the Trailblazer was missing. Police notified surrounding law enforcement that they were searching for Hardin and the vehicle.

Jefferson County sheriff's deputies encountered Hardin late Friday night, walking naked along U.S. 24 west of Perry, and took him into custody, McKinley said.

Officers who spoke with Hardin were not able to understand how he arrived at that location without his clothes, and the vehicle remained missing Monday, McKinley said.

"He was exhibiting some odd behavior," McKinley said. "It seems like something had gone wrong."

Hardin was transported to Lawrence Memorial as a precaution against exposure to the cold and arrested by Lawrence police after he had been treated. He remained in jail Monday with bond set at $75,000.

Comments

otto 1 year, 9 months ago

Dude, crack kills and makes you walk naked on the hiway.

Bob Forer 1 year, 9 months ago

Very odd. Sounds like the guy is either mentally ill or has a very serious drug problem.

Jeremiah Jefferson 1 year, 9 months ago

Maybe he was abducted by aliens. Ever see the movie Fire in the Sky?

George_Braziller 1 year, 9 months ago

The high temperature on Friday was 32 degrees and that was during the day. Seems like he would have least worn a loincloth to keep the kids warm.

Wayne James 1 year, 9 months ago

I don't think he was worried about his masculinity at that point! I've been told that when one gets that HIGH, nothing matters, As for the veh, the idiots that made him strip that far down have the vehicle. If, and when, it's found I doubt the owners will want it back....unless their insurance carrier (if they have one) wishes to have the veh sterilized!

smileydog 1 year, 9 months ago

He said it was the cold that caused him to shrink, in stature.

bearded_gnome 1 year, 9 months ago

Jefferson County sheriff's deputies encountered Hardin late Friday night, walking naked along U.S. 24 west of Perry, and took him into custody, McKinley said.

Officers who spoke with Hardin were not able to understand how he arrived at that location without his clothes, and the vehicle remained missing Monday, McKinley said.

"He was exhibiting some odd behavior," McKinley said. "It seems like something had gone wrong."

Hardin was transported to Lawrence Memorial as a precaution against exposure to the cold and arrested by Lawrence police after he had been treated. He remained in jail Monday with bond set at $75,000.

---burrrrr! no, I never would've guessed that something small as slightly amiss there.
so, the vehicle is still missing? maybe it's in another dimension.

bearded_gnome 1 year, 9 months ago

$75k bond? wow, suppose this guy's headed for probation too?

kawrivercrow 1 year, 9 months ago

In the majority of cases like this where public nudity and bizarre behavior are involved, the participant has manic-depressive disorder with psychotic features.

Another cause is toxic ingestion of certain alkaloid mixes, like in morning glory seeds. If the new generation of designer drugs is involved, it is likely to be 'bath salts'.

garyr 1 year, 9 months ago

I bet he ruined the clutch by playing with his stick shift.

Saaaaaywhaaaat 1 year, 9 months ago

We now know where he hides his bath salts

Lisa Medsker 1 year, 9 months ago

Gee.. Kinda makes me miss being an Ambulance Jock!

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