ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. » An eastern New Mexico man has been arrested on suspicion of stealing a sheriff’s deputy’s car while running around naked.
Curry County deputies responded to a report of a naked man along the road on July 4 and found 37-year-old Jesus Tarango behaving erratically and telling the deputy he’d been poisoned.
Deputies say they got Tarango to sit down, but he began to walk around in traffic.
A police camera shows the suspect hopping into a deputy’s car and driving away. Another deputy arrested Tarango a short time later after he pulled into a hospital parking lot.
Tarango was treated for injuries sustained before his encounter with deputies and faces several charges, including unlawful vehicle theft and aggravated fleeing. He’s being held on a $12,000 bond.