06/13/2012 01:42 pm ET Updated Jun 13, 2012

Man Spotted Running Naked, Bloodied In The Street Says He Was Fleeing A Spider In His Bed

A 20-year-old Illinois man witnessed streaking through the streets Tuesday morning told police he had been spooked by a spider he discovered in his bed.

Police in Albion, Ill., received several phone calls around 11 a.m. Tuesday of a disoriented young man running through an otherwise quiet neighborhood in the small southern Illinois town, the Evansville Courier & Press reports.

Edwards County Sheriff Darby Boewe told the newspaper that the man apparently "ran out of his house through the glass storm door and cut his arms, a leg and a finger in the process" -- all while wearing nothing but his birthday suit. He was treated at an area hospital for his injuries.

According to the Associated Press, police do not believe the apparent arachnophobe, who'd been sleeping after working the third shift at an area factory, was under the influence of alcohol or other drugs at the time of the incident.