Has anyone lost a half-naked man in his 40s with a tendency to march "like a drum major" down the side of Indiana highways while wielding a samurai sword? If so, please contact Indiana State Police Trooper Ricky Rayner, as he may have found your guy!
Rayner came across the gentleman—still unidentified—as well as the Toyota he had abandoned in the middle lane of I-65 in Indiana around 2:30 p.m. yesterday. It sounds like they had a grand old time!
"The man was marching like a drum major, holding the sword, moving it up and down in rhythm with his marching cadence," State Police said.
When Rayner approached, the man swung the sword in a defensive manner but then dropped the sword in compliance with the trooper's order, the release said.
The man — dressed only in plaid shorts and slip on shoes — then tried to force his way into a 2010 Chevrolet sport-utility vehicle that swerved and stopped on the inner shoulder to avoid a responding Merrillville police vehicle responding to the incident, State Police said.
The man has been charged with "attempted car jacking, resisting law enforcement and possession of marijuana." All he has said to police is that he is "cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs."