Naked man accosts Mississippi school bus full of children

Published 7:53 am Saturday, February 22, 2020

A school bus in Picayune was delayed by a disoriented man who undressed in front of the bus and according to police ripped the grill from the vehicle on Monday morning.

On Feb. 17 at approximately 7:11 aa.m., the Picayune Police Department was dispatched to the area of Holly Street and Fifth Avenue in reference to a call from a school bus driver that a man was banging on the door of the bus and preventing the bus from traveling through the intersection, said Assistant Chief of Police Dustin Moeller.

When officers arrived on the scene, they discovered a man, later identified as 44-year-old Jaramie Manson of 902 Third Avenue, Picayune, standing in the middle of the intersection with no clothes on, said Moeller.

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When officers made contact with him, they smelled the odor of an intoxicating beverage emitting from him.

Officers ordered Manson twice to place his hands behind his back, but he continued to walk away from the officers, Moeller said. When the officers attempted to place him in handcuffs, he resisted and fought the officer, said Moeller. Officers took Manson to the ground to place him in handcuffs.

As officers interacted with Manson, they observed that he appeared disoriented. He did not know where he was and was unable to give any personal information.

Before officers arrived, Manson had attempted to get on the school bus, and when the bus driver would not let him on, he physically ripped the grill off the front of the bus, Moeller said.

At the time of the incident, children were on the bus headed to school.

Manson was transported by officers from the scene to Highland Community Hospital, where he was observed by an on duty physician, then released to officers and taken to the Criminal Justice Center where he was booked and incarcerated.

Manson was arrested for public intoxication, disorderly conduct, indecent exposure, destruction of city property, resisting arrest and felony malicious mischief for the damage to the school bus.