Authorities in Kentucky arrested a 31-year-old man from Indiana on suspicion of crimes including indecent exposure and burglary after an incident at a Johnson Fork home.
According to the Palm Beach Post, police found Austin Michael Johnson lying in the grass and without any clothes earlier this month.
When Magoffin County Sheriff’s deputies approached him and attempted to ask for identification, he reportedly refused to tell them his name. Instead, authorities say he told them he “may be Jesus,” according to the Kentucky New Era.
At the time deputies arrived on the scene, they say the unclothed suspect was only about 75 feet from the front gate of the residence he had just been accused of burglarizing.
Prior to his interaction with police, Johnson had allegedly doused the nearby home’s lawn with gasoline and attempted to use an electric service wire on the property to spark a fire.
An occupant of the home noticed the disturbance and chased the suspect out of the yard, according to police reports.
Johnson allegedly entered a vehicle nearby and drove a short distance before exiting and walking down the street.
Reports indicate he was arrested on June 18 and later charged with a number of criminal counts including first-degree indecent exposure, second-degree criminal mischief, third-degree burglary, third-degree criminal trespassing, public intoxication, and giving an officer false identifying information.
As of the latest reports available, a preliminary court date in the case had not yet been announced.
[Featured image: Austin Michael Johnson, Magoffin County Sheriff’s Office]