Half-naked man seen ‘humping trees and eating their branches’ caught by police

A man arrested for “humping trees” and nibbling their branches may have been under the influence of some sort of drugs, says a Deputy Chief of Police in Naugatuck, Connecticut.

Police were called to reports of a half-dressed man in a garden who was “humping trees, screaming, and eating branches” just before 3pm on Thursday, November 12.

When officers arrived, the half-naked suspect, who they say was “acting irrationally,” disappeared into a nearby house. The terrified occupants of that house left almost immediately, according to a police report.

The police report fails to specify which half of Fignar was unclothed during the incident.

Eventually the suspect, identified as 36-year-old John Fignar, emerged the house and was very quickly taken into custody.

Arresting officers say that the suspect spat at them and tried to kick them as they ushered him into their patrol car.

Naugatuck Police Deputy Chief C. Colin McAllister told reporters: “With their experience, officers recognised he was in a state consistent with possible hallucinogens or a psychotic episode.”

After being evaluated at St Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, Fignar was charged with two counts of assault on a public safety officer, interfering with an officer, second-degree criminal trespassing and second-degree breach of peace.

He is being held on a $25,000 bond and expected set to appear in Waterbury Superior Court next month.

Fignar has two other pending criminal cases, according to court records. He was arrested in August for assault and breach of peace, and was busted in September for marijuana possession, breach of peace, and resisting arrest.

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