Sometimes, fact is stranger than fiction.
State police last Monday arrested 43-year old Byron Womack after he was found marching along Interstate 65 in rural Merrillville, Ind., according to reports from the Associated Press. While marching, police note that he was holding a 3 foot-long samurai sword.
When police approached the suspect, he began swinging the sword in a defensive manner, but he dropped the sword once he was ordered to by police. Womack then tried to get into an SUV that had stopped on the highway in order to avoid hitting him. The AP also reports that Womack refused to divulge his true identity to police, giving different names and addresses and even once saying that he was cuckoo for cocoa puffs. The saying is in reference to a marketing campaign of the Cocoa Puffs cereal.
Womack was jailed on, among other things, charges of resisting arrest. As of Tuesday, he was still in custody in the Lake County Jail.