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October 3, 2013

2 arrested while naked, 'tripping out' on mushrooms

ENID, Okla. — Two men were arrested Sunday after they knocked on doors in a neighborhood the middle of the night while naked and "tripping out" on hallucinogenic mushrooms.

Nicholas Jon Eubanks, 26, and Bradley Martin Ferguson, 27, both were charged with felony counts of indecent exposure.

According to affidavits filed in the cases, Enid Police Department officers responded at about 1:25 a.m. Sunday to two reports of unwanted guests.

At one home, a neighbor reported that Eubanks had been banging on the door of a home, asking for help for a friend who had taken mushrooms. When the officer arrived, he found Eubanks sitting on a bench, wearing just a shirt and jacket, naked from the waist down.

Eubanks told the officer he and two friends had taken some bad mushrooms and he was really "tripping out," according to the affidavit. Eubanks later told the officer he was hallucinating and seeing demons.

Not far away, another officer responded to a report of a man in someone's front yard, screaming. A homeowner said Ferguson had rung the doorbell several times. 

When officers arrived, they found Ferguson, completely nude, with a blank stare on his face, according to the affidavit. Officers noted that his speech was slurred and he was slow to answer questions. He did not appear to realize he was naked.

Ferguson and Eubanks were arrested and later released on $1,000 bonds. 

Details for this story were reported by The Enid (Okla.) News.

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