Concord Man Arrested for Nude Antics Following Pennsylvania Crash

Motorist charged with DUI after exiting car, stripping naked and standing on a turntable in middle of I-78, according to police.


A motorist brought new meaning to the expression "traveling light" on Saturday, Nov. 26, when he disrobed and stood in the center of the median along Interstate 78 in Upper Macungie Township, Pennsylvania, following a traffic accident, according to police.

Not content with simply being at one with nature following the collision, the driver also reportedly stood naked in the median on top of a record player, police said.

Erik D. Jenkinson, 28, of Concord was traveling eastbound near mile marker 53 about 4:05 p.m. Saturday, when he lost control of his car and struck the center median several times, according to . His vehicle swerved back into the right lane and collided with a tractor-trailer driven by Joseph E. Cantarero-Rivera, 40, of Bayshore, N.Y. That collision caused Jenkinson's car to careen back to the left and strike the median one more time.

A piece of Jenkinson's vehicle struck another vehicle driven by Harold W. Banks, 52, of Methuen, Mass., police said.

After Jenkinson's car stopped, he exited and took off all his clothing, standing naked on the concrete median atop a record player before fleeing the accident scene, police said. He eventually was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of an unspecified controlled substance, open lewdness, accidents involving damage to attended vehicle or property, and several summary offenses.

Jenkinson was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, police said. No other injuries were reported.

Rabbit April 11, 2012 at 04:53 AM
While I certainly don't condone putting others or yourself in danger, I'm excited that there is somebody else out there that wants to see what else life has to offer besides the dreary mundane that infects so much of our everyday life.Doesn't seeing a town full of rich zombies meandering around in BMW SUVs just make you wonder what's going to happen to all these poor souls when the shadow of infinite growth capitalism catches up with us and we're left to fight over scraps at crosbys and huddle together in sleeping bags?Don't fall victim to the greatest demon in life and be left wondering as you approach the light on your deathbed why you didn't really live while you had a chance. Maybe more of us should be dancing around naked in the streets, possibly at the Patriots day parade, instead of fighting so hard to build a perfect, sanitary little wonderland high school for our Harvard-bound children who might feel second best if school isn't as pretty as the one over in Sudbury.Sometimes I wonder if the lucky folks living by the woods over on Monument Farms have ever ventured beyond the safety of their Scotts lawn into the unseen on the other side of the invisible line. That same invisible line exists within ourselves.Maybe if we had a culture that supported us in discovering and experiencing all that manhood and womanhood has to offer and guided us towards a healthy way of realizing our greatest potential we wouldn't feel the need to search for light in the playground of darkness
jack frost June 05, 2012 at 01:41 AM
tad you suck
Cheryl Flynn September 20, 2012 at 09:15 PM
Tad, how absolutely obtuse, cold, callous and dispassionate of you to write this article. I am shocked that anyone writing professionally would publish such an article. How do you even know what the circumstances are for this troubled young man? How can people ridicule this type of behavior when the possibility exists that there could be a medical explanation? Would you also write in this contemptuous way if you were, say, writing about a person confined to a wheel chair? Perhaps you might want to print out this article and put it next to your bed. When or if you have children, re-read it. I hope you are ashamed of yourself. Too bad the internet can be such a cesspool of information and gossip.
Joseph Zilioli September 26, 2012 at 01:56 AM
Joe Zilioli As I write this note I cannot hold back the tears. Eric was a good friend of my entire family and I can speak for for my son Joey, my two daughters Leanne & Jennifer and my wife Laurie that we loved him. I am a big football fan and Eric was one of the best I have ever followed. I remember when he first picked up his first lacrosse stick, you new this kid was a pure athlete. His family was always there to support and love him. As I look back now, I believe Eric had a medical issue and now wished I could have helped him in some way. There were signs, but I was just to busy with everyday life. Eric loved to farm and anything I ever plant will be dedicated to him. My heart goes out to all of his family and I want Eric to know that He was loved by us all! Best Wishes to his family, Joey's Dad
virgil earp January 25, 2014 at 07:44 AM
After reading this item, I did some internet research. Seems the young man involved had developed a mental illness. He has since died, and probably because he could not care for himself because of his condition. Tad, I hope you can live with yourself. This is a nothing news article, but it reveals a lot about you -- that you are a callous, uncaring individual who tries to squeeze a joke out of this poor man's situation. By the way, Tad, I also did some research on you. You're a middle-aged man who has spent his entire journalism career at one-horse-town newspapers. That's where you'll probably stay


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