Naked man chased down Oakville road by police caught on video


Published October 12, 2022 at 2:20 pm

A naked man chased down by Halton Regional Police on Trafalgar Rd. in Oakville is expected to face charges. LOLA MCKINNON IMAGES

There was a full moon in Oakville on Wednesday and unfortunately, much to the disdain of morning drivers, it happened during the day.

A chase between Halton Regional Police officers and a naked man near the intersection of Trafalgar Rd. and Iroquois Shore Rd. was caught on cellphone and posted on Twitter by Lola McKinnon.

The man, fully naked, was running south on Trafalgar Rd. with a police officer in close pursuit and a police vehicle, with sirens blazing, just behind them.

“That guys running naked,” said McKinnon, who was in a vehicle with her dad on her way to school when she noticed the chase.

McKinnon and her father were heading north on Trafalgar Rd. when the White Oaks Secondary School noticed what was happening.

“I saw him running and I didn’t think he was naked at first and then I saw the cop car and I put the two pieces together and it was like, ‘Oh my God!,” she said.

The man was eventually tackled by the police officer only to get away briefly again.

“Holy! Oh my God, what is that guy’s problem,” McKinnon said on the video as she watched the scene play out.

The man then tried to run through traffic before he was eventually caught.

“I’ve never seen anything like that,” McKinnon said. “I’ve never even seen anyone get arrested or anything. It was so weird.”

McKinnon laughed out loud as she watched the incident. Her father told her later the man was arrested.

“It was such a shocking thing to see, especially when you’re just on your way to school at 7:30 a.m. or 8 a.m.,” she said.

McKinnon can’t still believe she saw what she did.

“This is a story to tell. I’m going to tell everybody at school,” she said.

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