06/14/2011 03:58 pm ET | Updated Nov 15, 2011

James Scarborough, Alleged Drunk Driver, Blames Motorcycle Crash On 'Boogeyman'

Motorcycle accidents are certainly scary -- but police in Florida say they're not the work of the boogeyman.

After being found trapped underneath a motorcycle on the side of a road in Naples, a man accused of drunken driving told police that an imaginary monster was responsible for the mishap.

Deputies from the Collier County Sheriff's Office responding to reports of a motorcycle wreck at around 2 p.m. on June 12 encountered a suspect described as "highly aggressive and combative," according to a police report obtained by AOL Weird News.

The victim of the crash, identified as James Scarborough, was transported to a hospital for minor injuries, Naples News reports.

When an officer arrived at the hospital, he heard "yelling and screaming coming from" Scarborough's room.

"The male that I heard was yelling profanity and trying to get out of bed," the incident report notes.

The deputy confronted the 49-year-old suspect -- who reportedly gave off "a strong odor of alcohol" and had a flushed face, bloodshot watery eyes and "slurred and mushmouthed" speech -- and asked him about the motorcycle crash.

"He seemed confused and repeatedly told me that he was not in an accident today," the officer noted in the document. "I asked him how he got stuck under his bike and he stated that it was the Boogey Man [sic]."

"I asked him who was the Boogey Man and he said he didn't know."

Scarborough repeatedly declined to take sobriety tests and allegedly declared that police couldn't arrest him for driving under the influence.

That statement wasn't enough to dissuade officers, who took the suspect into custody for driving under the influence, driving without a license, obstructing police and refusing to submit to a sobriety test after having a license suspended.


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