Naked, banjo-playing Washington man taken into custody after two-hour standoff with police
A Vancouver, Washington man was taken into custody on Sunday after a standoff with police in which he serenaded them while standing in front of his house naked and playing the banjo.
According to Oregon’s KPTV, police received a call on Sunday afternoon about a naked man walking around his neighborhood with a knife.
When officers arrived on the scene, they found resident Andrew Helmsworth outside his house. Helmsworth refused to surrender.
At one point during the two-hour standoff, he went inside, put on a pair of shorts and returned with a banjo, which he played for the officers before he was subdued with a non-lethal round and taken into custody.
Helmsworth reportedly assaulted a family member over the course of his bizarre outburst. He was charged with felony assault and booked into the Clark County jail.
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