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Caught on Camera

A man in Manalapan, Fla., grabbed his cell phone when he saw Jonathan Restrepo, 25, jump out of his girlfriend’s car into traffic. “He was running around like a monkey with his tongue out, waving his arms in the air, jumping on top of cars,” the man said. He started taking video as Restrepo jumped onto several cars, and then one car didn’t stop. The car continued down the highway, with Restrepo scrambling around the roof on his knees and peering in the window at the terrified driver. Police stopped the car by coming in the opposite direction on the highway, and Restrepo finally jumped off and ran. “He ran a few feet and then ran back at them,” the man who shot the video said. “He was really confused, just acting crazy. I’ve never seen anything like it.” Officers were able to apprehend Restrepo, who allegedly told them he was using crystal meth and someone was after him. He was arrested on charges of public intoxication, disorderly conduct, and criminal mischief for causing more than $1,000 damage to two different cars. (MS/WESH Orlando) ...That’s the thing about paranoia: if someone’s not after you, they will be soon.
Original Publication Date: 17 May 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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