(CBS) IOWA CITY, Iowa - Police say they arrested a naked Iowa man Monday morning after he claimed to have been forced to handle a nuclear bomb.
Authorities also say the man was drunk, and that no such bomb was found.
According to Johnson County Sheriff's Office criminal complaints, deputies were dispatched at 3:21 a.m. to respond to a report of a naked man, and found 41-year-old William Todd Bliss.
The Iowa Press-Citizen reports Bliss was "excited" and showed signs of intoxication, including bloodshot and watery eyes, and slurred speech.
Bliss allegedly told police that four men forced him to handle a nuclear bomb at his residence.
While deputies attempted to detain Bliss, he allegedly took off running and had to be physically brought down. Criminal complaints say a deputy was injured in the chase.
Bliss reportedly admitted to drinking that day and having at least nine beers and some vodka. He also reportedly told deputies he has a drinking problem. Police said Bliss had a post-arrest blood-alcohol concentration of .11 percent.
Bliss faces charges of interference with official acts causing bodily injury, an aggravated misdemeanor; and public intoxication, a simple misdemeanor.