Naked man allegedly bites paramedic in rig

Police said the man was running around during a festival without clothes, and also jumped onto a police car during the incident


By Laura French

MOBILE, Ala. — An Alabama man is accused of running through the streets naked during a Mardi Gras parade, jumping on a police car and biting a paramedic after being placed in an ambulance.

Joshua Dunlap, 22, was arrested by Mobile Police and charged with assault, according to FOX10. Officials say Dunlap also tried to get into a police car during the incident.

Joshua Dunlap, 22, was arrested and charged with assault for allegedly biting a paramedic in an ambulance after running around naked during a Mardi Gras parade in Mobile, Alabama. (Photo/Mobile Police Department)
Joshua Dunlap, 22, was arrested and charged with assault for allegedly biting a paramedic in an ambulance after running around naked during a Mardi Gras parade in Mobile, Alabama. (Photo/Mobile Police Department)

Witnesses said the Trinity Gardens Parade was just ending when Dunlap was seen running around without any clothes in the presence of many parade-goers, including children.

The Mobile Fire-Rescue Department said the paramedic was evaluated and is OK.

More than 58,000 people attended the parade over the weekend, according to FOX10.

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