Father's Day Special: Naked Man With Son in Car Drives Wrong Way, Attacks Trooper

The BMW which a naked man rolled near Flagstaff on I-17 on Sunday, June 18, 2017.
The BMW which a naked man rolled near Flagstaff on I-17 on Sunday, June 18, 2017. Courtesy of Arizona Department of Public Safety

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The BMW which a naked man rolled near Flagstaff on I-17 on Sunday, June 18, 2017.
Courtesy of Arizona Department of Public Safety

Ah, the glamorous life of the highway patrol officer. You get to deal with situations like the naked wrong-way driver from California who chose to attack your cruiser before rolling his car, with his 4-year-old son inside.

Such was the scene about 15 miles south of Flagstaff on the northbound side of Interstate 17 Sunday morning.

This is what greeted the still unnamed trooper there at milepost 325 at 8:17 a.m., according to a vividly headlined Arizona Department of Public Safety press release.

It said the trooper pulled up behind a black BMW sedan blocking the fast lane. Just then, a nude man darted toward the patrol officer’s SUV and started banging his fists on it. Repeatedly.

The trooper drove off, and parked in front of the Beemer. As he passed the sedan, he noticed a passenger.

Naked Guy jumped into the BMW, and rammed the patrol cruiser. Repeatedly.

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The DPS patrol vehicle that stopped a naked man on I-17
Courtesy Arizona Department of Public Safety
Then he peeled out, crossing the median into oncoming southbound traffic. That lasted about a mile before he lost it. No, really. The car. He lost control of the car, said DPS.

Naked Guy’s skill behind the wheel took him into the shoulder, back into oncoming southbound traffic, then right across the median back into northbound traffic. Then, he disappeared out of sight from the trooper, who couldn’t give proper chase in a banged-up SUV.

Such was the prowess of Naked Guy, that he got a full five miles more before hitting a rock embankment and rolling him, his 4-year-old son, and his Beemer.

There, DPS met him with a few questions and a friendly escort for him and his son to Flagstaff Medical Center. Both were treated for minor cuts and bruises and released.

Naked Guy has a name, and now a criminal charge.

Authorities escorted Montrais Boyd Sr. into Coconino County jail, where they booked him on suspicion of aggravated assault with a dangerous instrument, felony endangerment, child abuse, and criminal damage.

The naked man from Westminster, California, not far from Disneyland, also has a case file opened at the Arizona Department of Child Safety. The boy’s mother met her son at the hospital and took him away from what was clearly not the happiest place on earth.

Meanwhile, the trooper, a 16-year veteran went home to recuperate.

You can imagine the conversation when the spouse or significant other met the trooper at the door with a kiss.

“Hi honey, how was your day?”

A shake of the head, a grunt, something muttered about another day at the office.

"Why are you home early?”

The trooper thrusts out a piece of paper.

It’s the press release that will go out later: “Naked Father Pummels Patrol Vehicle with Fists and His Vehicle While Son was On-Board.”

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Sean Holstege is the editor of Phoenix New Times. He's been a print news reporter for 35 years. He was an investigative reporter at The Arizona Republic and the Oakland Tribune. He won a Sigma Delta Chi award for investigative reporting. He’s covered transportation, terrorism, the border, disasters, child welfare, courts, and breaking news.
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