Naked Florida man dies after jumping on cars on Dale Mabry Highway

The incident occurred between Spruce & Columbus
Posted at 7:01 AM, Dec 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-28 17:39:43-05

UPDATE | 4:25 p.m.--

The man has been identified as Nathan Howard Hamilton, 39. He did have a room at the Howard Johnson. There is no evidence anyone was in the room with him.

UPDATE: 11:45 a.m.--

Investigators think the man may have been staying at the Howard Johnson Hotel.  TPD ahs a room sectioned off waiting for a warrant to get in.

They say the man woke up at 5:30 a.m. screaming about a baby, smashed the hotel room window and ran into the street.

He threatened to kill someone, but they are not sure whether he was alone in the room or if anyone was with him.

Original Story | There was a heavy police presence on Dale Mabry Highway between Spruce and Columbus Streets early Wednesday morning after a naked man reportedly ran through traffic and jumped on cars in the roadway.

Southbound lanes of Dale Mabry were closed around 5:30 a.m. and reopened just before 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning.

The man was seen banging his head against a vehicle in the roadway. 

Multiple officers responded to subdue the man who they say was behaving irrationally.

Tampa police have confirmed the man died after being transported to the hospital.

The identity of the man has not been released at this time. 

The incident is under investigation. 






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