A Florida man who stole a car, killed a dog (and possibly chickens), and chased a man with an ax was found naked in a chicken coop on Tuesday.
John Mehne, 25, of Sarasota, FL was arrested Tuesday after New York State Police responded to a call about an Audi, parked facing the wrong direction on Interstate 81.
Investigators discovered that the vehicle was reported stolen in Sarasota. Mehne was driving the Audi when he crashed it into a guardrail. He then tried to hop on the back of a van, failed, then jumped onto the back of a pickup truck before that driver yelled over, allowing Mehne to flee into the woods.
Later that day, state police received a call from a man who “came home from work and found Mehne in his chicken coop.”
When Mehne was asked what he was doing, he said he was “killing the chickens”. State police said Mehne chased the man with an ax and rode off after stealing an ATV, which he later abandoned.
Soon after, authorities said they received another call about a naked man in another chicken coop -- which is where Mehne was arrested. The 25-year-old was bitten by a police K-9 officer in the process.
Authorities later learned that Mehne allegedly broke into a home in the area and killed a family dog.
Mehne was transported to a hospital for treatment, booked, and remanded at the Broome County Jail on no bail.