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Naked man crashes car into downtown Vernon store

A naked man reportedly drove his car into a downtown Vernon business today, Aug. 5, 2016.
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VERNON - A naked man drove his car through the storefront of a Vernon business this afternoon.

The bizarre incident happened downtown on 30 Avenue today, Aug. 5 and involved a 1996 Jeep Cherokee SUV crashing through the front of a store.

RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk says police responded to the incident and with a description of the suspect — namely that he was naked — were able to find and apprehend him a short distance away.

The 49-year-old man was immediately transported to hospital for an assessment of any needed medical treatment, Moskaluk adds. He was the sole occupant of the vehicle.

According to witnesses, the man was driving westbound when he drove into the store and then tried to rob it. 

"It is alleged that the naked man then tried to rob the store and attempted twice to carjack other vehicles in order to flee the area.  Albeit a bizarre set of circumstances we are thankful that no one was injured,” Moskaluk says in a media release.

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