Published On: Sat, Jun 16th, 2012

Arachnophobia taken to the extreme: man runs naked through streets fleeing spider

A 20-year-old Albion, Illinois man was found running naked through the streets Tuesday morning, apparently running in fear of life.

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The Edwards County Sheriff’s Department even received numerous calls about this mysterious streaker.

Upon investigation after police found the “suspect”, it turns out he was fleeing from a spider.

According to a courier press.com report, Edwards County Sheriff Darby Boewe said the man  was soundly sleeping this morning after working third shift at a local factory, when awoke to find a spider in his bed.

“He was apparently disoriented, ran out of his house through the glass storm door and cut his arms, a leg and a finger in the process,” Boewe said. “Bleeding and without a stitch of clothes on, neighbors spotted him running around North Fourth and East Poplar Street around 11 (Tuesday) morning.”

Police have ruled out intoxicants and believe the unidentified man was just disoriented.

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