Michigan Professor Arrested After Stripping Naked During Class
A Michigan State University professor lost his cool – and his clothes – during a rant in a recent S.
A Michigan State University professor was taken into protective custody after students say he went on a naked rampage in the middle of class.
“My math teacher just stripped naked during class and was arrested! Go MSU!” one student wrote on Reddit, posting a blurry cell phone snap of a nude man sitting in the school hallway.
Students identified the professor on social media as John McCarthy, but the university wouldn’t confirm the man’s identity.
The school says police got a call Monday afternoon “about a man in the Michigan State University Engineering Building shouting in the hallway,” according to a statement posted on MSU’s website.
Students described the man as an “eccentric” mathematics professor who “smoked meth” and never seemed quite right.
“Halfway through class he started screaming at us, swearing left and right,” one student wrote on Reddit. “He then started slamming his hands on the window and pressing his face against it, still screaming. Eventually he walked out and down the hallway to the end, all while screaming. He then then came back into the classroom and took off his clothes, except for his socks.”
Another Reddit user commented that “everyone in class could probably have seen this coming from day one, it was just a matter of time until it happened.
“He made the weirdest analogies, the most notable being about beating his wife,” the student added.
Before stripping, the professor was “ranting about computers, Steve Jobs (pronounced Jobes), and how everything is just an act,” another student wrote.
MSU says the man, who was taken to a local hospital, is not being charged with a crime, and the school’s counseling center “has reached out to students who may have witnessed the incident to offer any support they need.”