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Super Strong, Super Slippery Streaker Eludes Cops In Downtown Indianapolis

By Samantha Abernethy in News on May 6, 2013 10:00PM

Gilbert S. Sweazey in 2006
A naked man who police say exhibited "extra human strength" led police on a chase for more than a mile as he attempted two carjackings, punched a police officer, was pepper-sprayed and then attacked a bystander with a metal pipe.

The Indy Star writes:

“He had a crazed look in his eyes,” said the 50-year-old Plainfield woman, who asked that her name not be used in a news story. “If he had been smiling or laughing or just seemed like your typical stupid drunk streaker, I’d have probably just said, ‘All right, dude. Party on.’ But it wasn’t like that. You could tell something was wrong. He looked like maybe he’d had some bad drugs or something. That’s why I called 911.”

It started outside the Indiana Statehouse, where cops spotted the naked man identified as Gilbert S. Sweazey, 36. Then the streaker took off for the Indiana Convention Center, through the halls and out the other side.

After that he tried to get himself a car, and he jumped into the passenger side of a pickup truck, but the driver fought him off. Police managed to catch up with Sweazey there, and that's when Sweazey punched a cop and was pepper-sprayed in the face. No, no, it doesn't end there.

“The suspect was sweating profusely and was able to pull away from us,” said one police officer.

Then Sweazey took off down an alley, tried unsuccessfully to steal an unoccupied box truck, then climbed a fence into a Citizens Energy Group plant. That's where police found him choking a plant employee with a metal pipe and managed to apprehend him.

Phew. That's a hell of a trip. Watch a brief video below.