The Guardian | March 16 2012
One of the co-founders of Invisible Children, the San Diego-based charity that is campaigning for the arrest of Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony, has been hospitalised after police said he was detained for running around the streets screaming in his underwear.
Jason Russell, 33, was picked up by police in San Diego at around 11.30am on Thursday after they received numerous calls from the public about a man vandalising cars, being apparently under the influence of a substance and making sexual gestures.
San Diego police dispatcher transcripts show neighbours began calling around 11.30am on Thursday to report that a man was running around in his underwear in the city’s Pacific Beach neighbourhood. “[Subject] is at the corner, banging his hands on the ground, screaming, incoherent,” the transcript continues. “People are trying to calm him down, he’s been stopping traffic.”
Police Lieutenant Andra Brown said a 33-year-old man was detained and taken to a hospital for medical evaluation. He was never arrested and no charges were planned. “At this point the police department’s involvement in the matter is done,” Brown said.
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