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Naked man abandons allegedly stolen truck on highway

MEDINA -- A Velva man was found running naked on N.D. Highway 30 early Tuesday morning about 10 miles south of Medina, according to the Stutsman County Sheriff's Office.

MEDINA -- A Velva man was found running naked on N.D. Highway 30 early Tuesday morning about 10 miles south of Medina, according to the Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office.

Stutsman County Sheriff Sgt. Jason Falk said Stutsman County Communications dispatched a sheriff’s deputy about 3 a.m. Tuesday after receiving calls of a man running naked on the state highway.

Falk said the man, who is 39 or 40 years old, had allegedly been driving a Chevrolet pickup truck reported stolen out of Leola, S.D. Falk said after the deputy found the man, he was transported to Jamestown Regional Medical Center and later taken to the North Dakota State Hospital for observation.

It was about 30 degrees in Medina when the deputy found the man.

Falk said the man is being investigated for possession of stolen property and no formal charges were filed against him as of Wednesday afternoon.

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