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Naked Man Takes Arlington Police on Chase, Faces Multiple Charges

Police ID man as Charles Mack, 22.

Charles Mack remains in custody at an Arlington detention facility where he remains held without bond. Arlington County Sheriff's Office photo
Charles Mack remains in custody at an Arlington detention facility where he remains held without bond. Arlington County Sheriff's Office photo
It's not every day that Arlington County Police are called about a naked man running down the street.

But Saturday night, police received numerous calls about a naked man running down the street in Clarendon, where a bar crawl was in progress that attracted some 4,000 people, according to police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck.

"The last time we got a call about a naked person was when a woman showed up naked looking for her husband," said Sternbeck. And that was during a St. Patrick's Day bar crawl.

Arlington County Police arrested Charles Mack, 22, who faces multiple charges, including DUI, felony eluding, hit and run (he hit three cars driving the wrong way down Wilson Boulevard) and indecent exposure, according to Sternbeck.

Mack shed his clothing at Goody's, 3125 Wilson Blvd., Sternbeck said. He then took off from there. The first call to police about a naked man came in at 8:03 p.m., Sternbeck said.

Mack hopped into a car and led police on a chase through a local neighborhood before driving the wrong way down Wilson Boulevard, striking three cars, Sternbeck said.

Mack attempted to escape the car out of the driver's window. Police tasered Mack and took him into custody; after taking him to Virginia Hospital Center, to draw blood, he was taken to an Arlington detention facility where he remains held without bond, Sternbeck said. He did not know the results of the blood test.

Sternbeck said it was lucky that no one was hurt when Mack was driving the wrong way down Wilson Boulevard.

"We're working with our civic associations and county manager to see how to best pull these things [bar crawls] off" and still keep the public and police officers' safety in mind, Sternbeck said.




Hawa Coulibaly June 29, 2014 at 07:53 PM
Seems like he should be evaluated for mental illness.
Rick Tocchet June 30, 2014 at 08:01 PM
Somebody didn't get any attention growing up....

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