'Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs' Said Man On I-65 Sunday

'Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs' Said Man On I-65 Sunday
Probably didn't look as cool as Belushi...

It's only fitting that for my 100th post on ChicagoNow.com I was able to find an absolutely insane true news bite, here's the headline...

Sword-wielding man arrested on interstate: I'm 'Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs'

Your probably saying..."Matt, you're full of horse manure", but the best part is this story is 100% fact.

I happened upon this story when my buddy that I had yesterday saw it on the Chicago Tribune Android app.

Not believing he was serious, I shrugged it off and went back to devouring our amazing Labor Day breakfast.

The entire story is awesome and almost a good enough reason to be a cop near Merrillville in Indiana.

Here's some Hollywood style blurbs from the original article:

The still-unidentified man was discovered wandering along the interstate just south of U.S. Highway 30 about 2:30 p.m. "marching like a drum major" while holding the 35-inch sword, state police said in a news release.
The shirtless man, who appeared to be in his mid to late 40s, moved the sword rhythmically like a baton until Master Trooper Rick Hudson approached, officials said. The man swung defensively at Hudson but dropped the sword when Hudson ordered him to, authorities said.

Once in custody, the man gave authorities different names and addresses, but told Lake County Jail officials that he was "Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs."


Obviously this gent was under the massive influence of his buddy "Mary-Jane", which led to this insane trip down I-65, but in the end it makes for a sweet story to show to your friends.

So I guess in the words of the wise man Antoine Dodson..."Hide Your Kids, Hide Your Wife..."

Everyone knows the rest.

Filed under: Indiana, News

Tags: Indiana, Insane, News, Samurai, Sword



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