Police chase naked suspect, capture him in pants

AP News
|
Posted: Oct 29, 2014 9:11 PM

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Police trying to arrest a man in Oregon found him in nothing but underwear, and then he ended up in his birthday suit before he was arrested in some pants he apparently found while being chased.

Salem police say the man fled out the back door of a house in his undies when they found him Tuesday.

Officers following him through yards and bushes soon realized he was no longer wearing anything at all.

When officers finally caught up with him, he had pants on.

Lt. Dave Okada told the Salem Statesman Journal (http://stjr.nl/10z2Gtr ) the suspect apparently lost the underwear scrambling over a fence and then grabbed the pants somewhere.

Police say 49-year-old James E. Bufford was wanted on a warrant alleging failure to register as a sex offender. He now also faces burglary, theft, escape and other charges.

It's unclear if he has a lawyer who could be reached for comment.

___

Information from: Statesman Journal, http://www.statesmanjournal.com