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Tuesday, Sep 02, 2014
Pasco Tribune

Hudson man arrested after running through neighborhood in underwear


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HUDSON - A man running from authorities in nothing but underwear in Hudson, was arrested early Sunday morning after causing many neighbors to leave their houses armed, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded to the 12000 block of Sugar Creek Boulevard after reports of a man in his underwear was made to the sheriff’s office.

About 11:45 p.m. Saturday, a man said he was approached in his yard by Jeffrey Lee Heffington, 32, 12202 Rutherford Lane, Hudson. Heffington, according to the resident, was only wearing a pair of gray underwear.

Heffington told the man he was running from deputies and needed to get to State Road 52, the arrest report said.

Other neighbors called authorities and said there was a man knocking on doors in his underwear. Several of the neighbors came outside their homes armed, deputies said.

Heffington also knocked on the door of a deputy who lived on the same street, according to the report.

Deputies and a K-9 tracked Heffington to a backyard where he was found, laying in the dirt on his back, hiding between a shed and house.

Heffington told deputies he was running from authorities because he was out on bond. He said he knocked on doors to get a drink of water because he became thirsty while running.

Heffington, who was arrested and charged with loitering and/or prowling, was released on his own recognizance.

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