Tuesday, July 26, 2005


Life is good in Alabama. Corn's up in the fields. Just keep an eye out for naked guys.

The Times Daily offers this tale from Littleville:

Police Chief William Nale has been in law enforcement for more than 30 years and said some of the calls he's been on never cease to amaze him.

One of those took place Monday morning when the department got a call about a naked man in the neighborhood near Twin Pines Country Club.

After responding to the call, police spotted the suspect.

"He was standing in a cornfield, picking the corn and eating it raw,'' Nale said. "He didn't have anything on, not even his shoes. He was as naked as the day he was born.'' The 26-year-old man from Michigan was taken into custody without trouble, authorities said. He was charged with indecent exposure.

"I asked him where his clothes were and he said he got hot (Sunday night), took them off and laid them on the railroad tracks and then couldn't remember where they were,'' the chief said.

Nale said that the suspect told authorities that he was a homeless drifter following the railroad tracks to south Alabama.

"He said he wanted to see the house where Forrest Gump lived,'' Nale said.

Gump is a fictional character in a novel by Winston Groom, of south Alabama. The character gained even more acclaim when the novel was adapted to film.

The chief said after being taken into custody, the man was taken to a local facility for a mental evaluation.

Not even his shoes. Guy must really like corn.

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