Arachnophobia trumped nudophobia for one southern Illinois man.
Police responding to reports of a bloody streaker running through the streets of Albion encountered a 20-year-old man who had apparently fled his home after waking up to find a spider in his bed.
Edwards County Sheriff Darby Boewe told the Evansville Courier & Press the man appeared to have become disoriented and had run out his house through a glass storm door while dressed in his birthday suit.
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By the time police found the man, he had returned to his house and was wearing shorts, Boewe said.
The man suffered cuts to his arms, legs and a finger from broken glass and was transported to a hospital by ambulance, the sheriff said.
Boewe told the Evansville Courier & Press he did not believe drugs or alcohol played a role in the incident.
“I just think he was sleeping in the nude and was really disoriented from waking up to find a spider in his bed,” he said.