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Naked Man Jumping On Cars Arrested On Drug Charges

Last updated on Wednesday, October 16, 2013

(INDIANAPOLIS) - An Indianapolis man is facing multiple charges after witnesses told police he spent his morning naked and jumping on cars at a stoplight downtown, all the while carrying a bag with illegal drugs inside.

At noon on Monday, officers were sent to the 3200 block of East New York Street after people reported a man who was exposing himself. A witness told police he had seen a black man flashing his privates and doing odd things.

The witness told police he had been in his truck, stopped at a red light, when the nude man jumped onto a truck, put his sweatpants back on and walked away.

Officers found the man crossing the street a block or two away - especially when they noticed the man's black sweatpants sagging so low that his entire behind was showing.

When officers asked 37-year-old Michael E. Copeland to pull his pants back up, he reportedly seemed to be confused and mumbled a response.

Because Copeland was disoriented and a rather large man, put him on the ground and later arrested after they discovered cocaine and marijuana in the bag Copeland had thrown to the ground, and Copeland admitted was his.

He wasn't as cooperative with getting into the police vehicle, though. Copeland reportedly refused to get in, so his ankles were put in chains and he was forced inside. It took several men to lift him into the wagon, police said.

Copeland was arrested and preliminarily charged with one count of possession of cocaine, one count of possession of marijuana and one count of public indecency.

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