10/30/2011 02:47 pm ET | Updated Dec 30, 2011

Naked Driver Smashes 12 Cars In Moscow

MOSCOW -- Russian police say a drunk and naked driver has wreaked havoc in central Moscow, damaging 12 cars before being caught by police.

The city police said they started pursuing the man Sunday 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.

Russian tabloid website reported the man was a Moldovan-born man named Vitaly G. who recently received Russian citizenship.

"I was flying on the wings of love," Vitaly. G said in a tape of his testimony obtained by the website. He blamed the rampage on frustration over a broken heart.

"The day before my loved one said she was no longer ready to have a serious relationship," he said.