Tennessee Gets a Naked Gun
Now this is interesting. It's scary enough that people shoot up malls and rob banks, shooting random people in a populated public area. And we've all heard stories about people not ducking for cover, but instead standing around in disbelief, watching a shooting. But let's say it's a naked guy or a man wearing a silly costume going around shooting. Would the disbelief over what you're seeing distract your reaction time?GERMANTOWN, Tenn. — A Tennessee man brought new meaning to the term "Naked Gun" when he allegedly fired his gun into traffic while wearing only socks.
Police charged Glenn Higgs, 44, with reckless endangerment and indecent exposure on Tuesday after he allegedly disrupted traffic in Germantown with his gun and birthday suit. Stunned motorists could hardly believe their eyes when they saw the naked Higgs allegedly fire his gun in 40-degree weather.
"I couldn't believe it," Eddie Cox said. "There was a nude man in the middle of the street. He just stopped, kind of spread-eagle in the middle of the street."
Cox called police, who arrested Higgs at the scene and found a revolver in a nearby yard.
In addition to reckless endangerment and indecent exposure, Higgs was charged with firing a weapon within city limits and public intoxication. Police said he was hospitalized for a foot injury sustained when he jumped from the second story of his home before the traffic incident.