Naked Man Flees Hospital, Hides in Dumpster

Police say a Pittsburgh man driving a stolen car ditched the vehicle and jumped into a river to escape from authorities. Police say after being captured, he fled naked from a hospital and hid inside a dumpster.

Police first chased 30-year-old James Edward Williams when a detective saw him driving the stolen car Wednesday morning.

Williams abandoned the car and ran through a recycling yard, where police say he pushed a steel shelving unit onto an officer. They say he later tried to swim away in the Ohio River.

His foot got tangled in a barge's rope and he was taken to Allegheny General Hospital. A few hours later, he ran took off from the hospital -- naked.

Williams was found hiding in a garbage container.

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