According to a statement released by the Columbia Falls Police Department, on Thursday, November 12, at approximately 5:50 p.m., officers responded to a report of a vehicle that had driven through the front doors of Super One Foods, a local grocery store. After entering through the front doors, the man continued to drive through the store.
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The Columbia Falls Police Department and Flathead County Sheriff's Office responded to the call, but the driver has already fled the scene in his vehicle.
The suspect's vehicle, a 1995 Chevrolet Lumina, was located soon after. It was found across the highway and had apparently been disabled due to crashing into a trailer. The report indicates that the man fled the scene of the second crash on foot. Witnesses described the the driver as approximately 40-50 years old with dark hair and a mustache or beard, and also gave law enforcement a description of the clothing he was wearing.
Shortly after, the Columbia Falls Police Department was advised of a nude male running down the hallway of a nearby retirement home that was adjacent to the area of the abandoned Chevrolet Lumina. Officers located the nude male approximately one block west of the retirement home and detained him. Employees of the retirement home were able to identify the male through previous contacts and he had a known relationship with a resident there.
After a short initial investigation, it was determined that the nude male was in fact the driver of the Chevrolet Lumina that had driven through Super One Foods. The male appeared to be under the influence of drugs at the time of his arrest, and part of the investigation will be to determine whether he was under the influence while operating his motor vehicle. This suspect was transported to a local hospital for non-injury medical issues and will be transported to the Flathead County Detention Center after he is medically cleared. The suspect's name has not been released, as well as the pending charges he faces, but law enforcement officials say that they will be numerous. Once the suspect is transported and booked, additional information will be released.