Police Say Man Was High On PCP When He Shot Friend, Climbed Fire Truck Naked
PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — A series of crimes in Prince George’s County ends with a suspect in police custody. What officers are blaming for a crash, shooting and the man’s strange behavior?
Monique Griego explains.
His name is Mohamed Bah, and if his mugshot doesn’t tell you enough about his state of mind, take a look at the video now posted on YouTube.
It shows Bah completely naked, shouting profanities from the ladder of a fire truck, surrounded by firefighters and police hoping to put an end to the incident with no injury to Bah or themselves.
Bah eventually climbed down and was immediately hit with a taser by Prince George’s County police, who handcuffed him quickly.
“I can only describe it as being textbook uses of the taser,” said Major Mark Person, Prince George’s County Police.
Friday, Major Mark Person said it is a vivid illustration of the effects of PCP.
“That gentleman looked to be about 5’7, 5’8… 145 pounds. But I guarantee you, he had the strength of a 300 pound man, easily,” he said.
But this was only the end of a very violent episode that started about a half mile away.
Malik Griffin’s parked car was hit head on Thursday by another vehicle.
Inside, Griffin found a man with a critical gunshot wound to the face. Two people fled, and one of them was stripping his clothes off.
“He ran from the car, back this way, took all his clothes off,” Griffin said.
Seconds later, Griffin said he saw the naked man clinging to the roof of a passing SUV, then running off when the stunned driver stopped.
“It all sounds like a movie. It looked like one, it felt like one,” he said.
Minutes later is when the naked man turned up at the Giant to climb atop a firetruck, whose crew was inside the store getting groceries.
The shooting, the crash, the bizarre standoff at the fire truck–all blamed on PCP by police.
Bah is now charged with attempted murder. His victim was a childhood friend police say was shot for no reason.