MERRILLVILLE, Ind., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Police in Indiana said they arrested a man spotted walking shirtless along an interstate while holding a sword on his shoulder.
Indiana State Police said Master Trooper Rick Hudson and Trooper Ricky Rayner were responding to a call about an abandoned Toyota in the middle lane of Interstate 65 about 2:30 a.m. Sunday in Merrillville when they spotted the man, who appeared to be in his mid to late 40s, The Post-Tribune in Merrillville reported Monday.
State Police Sgt. Ann Wojas said the man swung his sword at Hudson then dropped the 35-inch weapon when Hudson ordered him to put it down.
Wojas said the man attempted to get inside a sport utility vehicle that swerved to avoid hitting a police car, but surrendered when ordered at gunpoint.
The man, who gave police several different names and addresses, claimed to be "cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs," police said.
The unidentified suspect was charged with attempted carjacking, resisting law enforcement and possession of marijuana.