- Associated Press - Sunday, October 30, 2011

MOSCOW (AP) — A drunk and naked driver wreaked havoc in central Moscow on Sunday, damaging 12 cars before being caught by police, authorities said.

The city police said they started pursuing the man after he ignored a road sign banning a turn and refused orders to stop. In the ensuing chase, the motorist nearly hit a school bus, rammed through a police vehicle and smashed several other cars before being caught. When police got him, he was completely naked.

Footage broadcast by Russian television stations showed him lying on the pavement and shouting, “Don’t cover me!” to officers who tried to cover him with clothes.

The man said he came from the ex-Soviet nation of Moldova and was in distress over an unhappy relationship.