This Tennessee Highway Patrol officer will go first…
According to WJLE, police were in hot pursuit of a Cookeville, Tennessee man last week, a chase that went on for two counties, from Dowelltown to Lebanon. Once the apprehended the man, 39-year-old Tyson Gilbert, they realized that he had cut off his own penis and threw it out the car window at some point while he was on the run.
Gilbert claimed that voices coming out of his car radio told him to do it, so he could… wait for it… save the world.
State Trooper Bobby Johnson was the first one to see the man, and he recalled the strange occurrence:
“When I pulled up behind him and turned my lights on he took off and refused to stop. He was all over the road the whole time. He turned off on Old Liberty Road and came to a stop. He opened his door. He was naked and covered in blood. He then shut his door and kept driving.
The Alexandria Police Department spiked him on Highway 70 as he was going through Alexandria. He kept traveling westbound into Wilson County. The THP spiked him in Watertown but he continued westbound.
We finally were able to box him in and got him stopped on Highway 70 right before the Interstate at I-40 and took him to custody.
He was then transported to Vanderbilt Hospital.”
Besides Trooper Johnson, other law enforcement involved in the chase included Troopers of the Cookeville and Nashville THP Districts, the Dekalb County and Wilson County Sheriff’s Departments, and the Alexandria and Watertown Police Departments.
According to the Daily Mail, the man has been arrested numerous times, and was incarcerated back in 2017. In 2020, Gilbert was arrested for trying to steal four different rental cars from EAN Rental Company in Cookeville.
I mean, if there is a better example of “just say no to drugs, kids” I haven’t seen it yet.