Conn. man who ran naked through Pittsfield has case continued
PITTSFIELD -- A Connecticut man allegedly seen running naked down a city street, followed by a naked woman -- both high on hallucinogens, had his case continued without a finding of guilt for 30 days.
Justin M. Veilleux, 25, of Enfield, was seen running down Second Street about 10:15 p.m. Aug. 17, followed by a woman yelling his name, according to a probable cause report filed by a Berkshire County Sheriff's deputy working a uniformed detail. Neither were wearing any clothes.
When the deputy pulled up, Veilleux was standing on the lawn of a Second Street residence facing toward the cruiser "completely nude and acting totally unashamed," the deputy reported. A woman told police the couple was high on LSD or some other drug.
Veilleux sat down on the grass and was given a blanket to cover himself, but then jumped up and ran toward the deputy who told him to stop before pepper spraying him in the face.
The deputy wrote in the report that he was scared for his personal safety since the nude man appeared to be on hallucinogens that "are well known to give users ‘super-human' strength."
Law enforcement officials said Veilleux began to run from the deputy, but tripped and fell. He was eventually taken into custody with the assistance of Pittsfield Police officers. But even after being handcuffed he continued to struggle with police and was heard to mutter, "Greatest day of my life."
The probable cause report does not indicate that the woman was charged with any crimes.
Veilleux appeared in Central Berkshire District Court on Aug. 18 and admitted to sufficient facts for a finding of guilt on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
Judge Fredric D. Rutberg continued the charges without a finding of guilt for 30 days and ordered the defendant to pay $250 in fines and fees.
Veilleux represented himself in court.
If he stays out of trouble during the 30-day period Veilleux's charges will be dismissed.
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