Wednesday, November 23, 2005

The Washington Post's Metro section reports on a bizarre incident that occurred around the corner from our offices yesterday at lunchtime. A man double parks his gray Jeep Cherokee in front of an office building on 15th and K Street and runs inside. He's completely naked. Writes Post staffer Petula Dvorak, "The man told Crouch [a lobby security guard] that he was 'handicapped,' asked him for 50 cents to make a phone call and then spoke incoherently, mumbling something about his father..."

He then jumps onto an elevator, eventually emerging on the eighth floor. A few moments later a fire alarm goes off, people are descending the stairwells, and he's bumping into them, saying "Excuse me." He enters an office and shatters a window using a chair. He then leaps to his death.

No notes (he was, after all, naked). No standoff snarling traffic. In a building where I used to work ten years ago. Two days before Thanksgiving.

Naturally, as Dvorak reports, DC parking police ticketed his car.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is this a Farrelly Brothers movie?

Am I supposed to laugh at people with mental illness? No thanks.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone bother to check and see if the guy was part of a sequel to "Jackass: The Movie"?

Jay D. Homnick said...

What people in Washington will do to get a jump on tomorrow's news...

BIRDZILLA said...

Another nutcase whats gotten into these wackos?