A naked, intoxicated Pennsylvania man was arrested Saturday morning after he crashed a stolen car into a tree, Towamencin Police say. But his being naked wasn’t the only weird thing about the arrest. No, Tyler Preston Dunhan, who later admitted to authorities that he was under the influence of mind-altering substances, presented police with a series of strange behaviors, not the least of which was begging them to shoot him and claiming that late actor Paul Walker was in the trunk of the crashed car.
The Associated Press reported May 11 that Tyler Dunhan, 19, aggressively confronted officers after he crashed a stolen Honda Fit into a tree in Dresher, Pennsylvania. With his fists clenched, he demanded they shoot him. After using a stun gun on the intoxicated teen, police took him into custody.
According to Montgormery News, Towamencin Police were originally called to the scene when a woman called 911 to report that a naked man had entered here home. He had been confronted by the woman’s father and family dog before running outside. He jumped into the family car, a Honda Fit, which was running, its door already open.
According to a police affidavit, an officer soon tracked the car, still running, crashed into a tree, the naked Dunham still inside. The officer repeatedly commanded Dunham to turn off the car and put his hands on the steering wheel, but the teen was incoherent, taking in “completely unrelated gibberish,” according to the officer. With the driver’s failure to comply, the officer drew his weapon.
That’s when Tyler Dunham told him to shoot. “Shoot me in the (expletive) face!” he reportedly said. The officer told him he had no intention of shooting him. Then, when backup officers arrived, Dunham locked all the doors.
With officers yelling for him to exit the vehicle (and believing the teen was going to attempt to drive away), officers went to break the driver’s side window. Dunham revved the engine but could not manage to get the car to reverse (it is not clear whether this was due to the crash or the driver’s state of intoxication), so police continued to pound on the window.
Dunham finally got out of the vehicle and moved toward one of the officers. A second officer shot him in the back with a Taser, whereupon the officers were able to handcuff the teen.
The affidavit claims that while awaiting medical personnel, Dunham allegedly confided that he had taken “Acid, LSD, protein shakes and grass.” He also admitted to stabbing someone. It was at this time that he also yelled, “Check the trunk! Paul Walker is in the trunk!”
Paul Walker is the late actor most famous for starring in the “Fast and Furious” movie series. He was killed in 2013 when the driver of the car he was riding in lost control and crashed.