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April 25, 2011

Naked Pa. man on magic mushrooms assaults medic

By Riley Yates
The Morning Call

PALMER, Penn. — A naked man on a bad hallucinogenic trip is accused of assaulting a police officer and an emergency medical worker who had come to help Sunday after the naked man threw himself down the stairs of a home in Palmer Township.

"It started as a medical call," said Palmer Detective Sgt. Timothy Ruoff. "It went bad from there."

Garrison L. Goodman, 31, of Upper Nazareth Township had taken "magic mushrooms" at 1202 Dunkle St. when he attempted to "dive or fly" down the steps from the second to the first floor, Ruoff said.

Brian Flavelle of Suburban Emergency Medical Services arrived about 1:25 a.m. to assist Goodman, who was suffering from a cut to his head and broken collarbone, Ruoff said.

Goodman was naked in the front yard and attacked Flavelle, Ruoff said, punching him several times in the head.

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