Intoxicated man warns police of pending 'doomsday'

Intoxicated man warns police of pending 'doomsday'

Police in Orange arrested a man at Flying J’s Monday morning for public intoxication after the man reportedly caused a disturbance at the Denny’s located at the truck stop. According to the report, once police were on the scene the man shouted at them, warning of a pending “doomsday.”

Orange Police Officer Caleb Davis reported he was on patrol Monday when he received a call in reference to an intoxicated white male in the Denny’s parking lot at Flying J’s truck stop, 7112 E. Interstate 10 in Orange, at approximately 9:30 a.m. In the report, Officer Davis stated he arrived at the scene at approximately 9:43 a.m. and observed a white male wearing a long-sleeved shirt and blue jeans matching the description given. The man identified himself as Landon Spikes, 29, of Longville, La. According to Davis’ report, Spikes was speaking rapidly about “doomsday” and loudly asserting he was saved and “people are going to die.” Davis reported Spikes admitted he had taken "meth," or methamphetamine, earlier that morning.

Paramedics from Acadian Ambulance arrived at the scene but were unable to take the man’s vital signs, Davis reported. Due to Spikes’ “unpredictable behavior,” Davis wrote in the report, the officer felt the man was intoxicated to the point of being a danger to himself or others and placed him under arrest. Davis transported Spikes’ to the Orange County Jail and provided jail staff there with a medical refusal form.

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