A Williamsport man intentionally crashed his truck, got naked, threw his dog against the ground, knocked on the door of a nearby residence and punched the homeowner in the face, state police at Lamar reported.
Police said Benjamin J. Missigman, 38, admitted to smoking marijuana before intentionally crashing his truck near the northbound onramp of State Route 220 in Pine Creek Township on April 7.
After the crash, Missigman picked up his dog and slammed it against the pavement, causing the animal to walk with a limp, arresting officer Timothy Wright said.
Next Missigman stripped naked and knocked on the door of a nearby residence, according to police.
“Missigman stated that he got naked and saw this residence had a green color light and he knew that meant the homeowner was a veteran, so he went there for help,” Wright wrote.
The homeowners answered the door to a naked Missigman, who reportedly told them that “he crashed his truck and then killed his dog by slamming it off the pavement prior to coming here,” Wright wrote.
Police later determined that Missigman’s dog survived the incident.
One of the homeowners went to call 911 for help while the other remained on the porch with Missigman, police said.
“[The homeowner] stated that while he was outside with the naked male, the naked male had an up and down attitude and ended up getting very agitated and punching him in the face with a closed fist,” Wright wrote.
Throughout the ordeal, Missigman reportedly believed himself to be in Duboistown.
Missigman was transported to Geisinger Medical Center in Jersey Shore, where the results of a blood draw revealed him to be under the influence of marijuana, police said.
While waiting for the ambulance, police said that Missigman’s dog walked up to them with a limp.
A search of Missigman’s truck revealed a small amount of suspected marijuana in a metal BB container, Wright said.
“Due to the fact that the defendant intentionally crashed his truck, slammed his dog off the pavement, got naked, went to the above residence for help, puched the homeowner, admitted to smoking marijuana and driving the truck, I asked that the defendant answer to the charges,” Wright wrote.
Missigman has been incarcerated at the Clinton County Correctional Facility since April 7, in lieu of $150,000 bail set for him by District Judge Frank P. Mills.
He faces one ungraded misdemeanor count each of small amount of marijuana for personal use, driving under the influence of a controlled substance (first offense); one second degree misdemeanor count each of indecent exposure and cruelty to animal; one third degree misdemeanor count each of disorderly conduct and open lewdness; and one summary count each of harassment, public drunkenness and similar misconduct, driving on roadways laned for traffic, and careless driving.