Crazed Runner Throws Shards Of Glass At People

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Jun. 28, 2013
  • Updated Jun. 28, 2013 at 5:10 PM UTC

The 22-year-old suspect was also naked.

Some strange running news out of Phoenix last week.

Police report that a man went for a run around his neighborhood wearing only his birthday suit. Apparently, he tossed glass at people. And didn’t stop running until he tossed a river rock “wider than his head” at a police car.

The suspect is 22-year-old Jose Antonio Rodriguez-Caro. When the police cruiser tried to stop him, Rodriguez-Caro threw the rock but missed.

Earlier, he allegedly tossed glass at residents in his neighborhood. One person got a cut on his arm from a flying shard.

Once the odd and dangerous run came to an end, the 22-year-old suspect complained of being thirsty. Police gave him a bottle of water and he promptly spit it out at the two arresting officers who were sitting in the front seat of the cruiser.

Rodriguez-Caro denies that he was on anything, but his prior arrest history points to drug abuse. He was booked into jail on 13 charges, nine of them felonies.


Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

Get our best running content delivered to your inbox

Subscribe to the FREE Competitor Running weekly newsletter