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Naked Owensboro Man Arrested for Burglarizing Home While on Mushrooms, Deputies Say

The Daviess County Sheriff's Office says an Owensboro man has been arrested for running down the roadway completely nude and hitting passing vehicles.

Posted: Jul 16, 2020 9:17 AM
Updated: Jul 16, 2020 9:36 AM

Deputies with the Daviess County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) arrested an Owensboro man on Thursday after they say he was running down the roadway completely nude while hitting passing vehicles with his hands.

According to DCSO, deputies responded to the area of W. 5th Rd and Highway 1554 early Thursday morning around 1:00 a.m., in reference to the man running down the roadway completely nude and hitting passing vehicles with his hands.

It was while deputies were en route that dispatch advised them of a burglary in progress at a home in the 1900 block of Highway 1554.

After deputies arrived at the home, they say they saw a man identified as 41-year-old John N. Stefanopoulous of Owensboro, Kentucky, standing inside the home. Deputies say Stefanopoulous was completely nude and covered in a substantial amount of mud and blood.

DCSO says Stefanopoulous then started running towards deputies while yelling profanities.

Stefanopoulous was then tased by a deputy, at which point he immediately fell to the ground and was placed in handcuffs. Deputies say Stefanopoulous jumped up from the ground and attempted to run towards a deputy again.

Deputies say that Stefanopoulous was read his Miranda, and kept repeating that he had "used mushrooms with Jesus and that they were playing a virtual reality video game together."

Stefanopoulous was arrested and lodged into the Daviess County Detention Center on charges of indecent exposure, burglary, criminal mischief, resisting arrest, public intoxication, and menacing. 

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