Nude man tried to snatch 2-year-old, terrorized businesses, police say

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — An Arkansas man is accused of trying to snatch a 2-year-old from a car before breaking into a local business on Saturday - all while he was nude.

Timothy Wood, 27, was arrested in connection with breaking or entering, theft of property, third-degree battery, public intoxication, first-degree criminal mischief, disorderly conduct, fleeing and second-degree endangering the welfare of a minor.

Timothy Wood

Fayetteville police were called about 3:24 p.m. Saturday to College Avenue and Lafayette Street, where Wood was running around naked and speaking incoherently, according to an arrest report.

Police said Wood tried to enter a GMC Sierra parked at Auto Zone and grab the child inside. He later made off with the owner's Mountain Dew and cigarettes.

Wood kept walking around the parking lot where he yelled an expletive and threw the soda at another driver, which cut and bruised them, according to the report.

Wood then ran off toward 410 Vintage Mart, where he managed to get inside, destroy some items and terrorize the employees.

Wood ran off again, ignoring police commands to stop. He tried to climb a chain link fence but got caught at the top before falling off into a parking lot of Maple Street Towing. Police managed to arrest Wood inside the back of a pickup.

Police said Wood kept speaking incoherently while he was in custody. He was also tazed at the Washington County Detention Center for failing to obey orders from sheriff's deputies.

Wood was being held Monday on a $5,000 bond. He has a hearing set for Feb. 4 in Washington County Circuit Court.

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