published Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Naked man rescued from Knox County storm drain, then arrested

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    David Bryan Ford, 50, arrested for indecent exposure after being found Aug. 9, 2011 hiding in a storm drain naked.
    Photo Courtesy Knox County Sheriff's Office

KNOXVILLE — After being rescued from a makeshift hiding spot inside an East Knox County storm drain this morning, a Knoxville man readily admitted he dove inside the hole after burglarizing a nearby business and running from authorities.

But it still didn't account for why he was naked.

Knox County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to Lyons Creek Baptist Church, 9235 Strawberry Plains Pike, shortly after 10 a.m. on the pastor's report of a naked man seen running through the parking lot and then jumping into the drain, according to the sheriff's office.

David Bryan Ford, 50, eventually was freed from the hole by members of the Knoxville Volunteer Emergency Rescue Squad. He initially told deputies he was injured, but later refused all medical treatment.

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