A drunk and naked driver wreaked havoc in central Moscow, damaging 12 cars before being caught by police, according to Russian officials.

The city police said they started pursuing the man after he ignored a road sign banning a turn and refused orders to stop. In the ensuing chase, the motorist nearly hit a school bus, rammed through a police vehicle and smashed several other cars before being caught. When police got him he was completely naked.

Footage broadcast by Russian television stations showed him lying on the pavement and shouting “don’t cover me!” to officers who tried to cover him with clothes. The man said he came from the ex-Soviet nation of Moldova and was in distress over an unhappy relationship.

A Miami police officer has been accused of driving at 120mph because he was late for his off-duty job working as security officer at a school.

The Florida Highway Patrol said officer Fausto Lopez was arrested at gunpoint after leading police on a brief high-speed chase. According to a police report, a trooper spotted a patrol car changing lanes in a dangerous manner earlier this month.

The report says the patrol car ignored warnings to pull over and led a brief high-speed chase before stopping near Hollywood.

A man bit off more than he could chew when he stole a sandwich from a bar and then tried to make his getaway in a forklift truck.

Sean Faulkner, 38, from Pittsburgh, allegedly stole the forklift from a construction site and then drove it two miles to Sieb’s Pub. A bartender said he ordered the hot meat and cheese layered sandwich then bolted for the door after it arrived.

Police say he was still in the car park when officers arrived – he couldn’t get the forklift into reverse. Faulkner is being held in jail on charges of theft and receiving stolen property.

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