PRESCOTT, Ariz. -- A naked Prescott man was hospitalized Friday after authorities said he crashed a stolen Jeep and looked on as a deputy shot and killed his dog.
The drama started 8 a.m. Friday when a camper near Lynx Lake called the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office to report that a naked man "on drugs and out of his mind" had driven off in his red Jeep.
The camper later said he heard a crash nearby, sheriff's spokesman Dwight D'Evelyn said.
By 8:15 a.m., deputies arrived in the area and heard screaming. They soon found 27-year-old Calvin Forrey near the spot where the Jeep had crashed, D'Evelyn said.
As deputies approached, Forrey's pit bull allegedly attacked, biting a deputy. Authorities shot and killed the dog.
They later subdued Forrey with the help of a stun gun.
Medics evaluated the Prescott man and took him to the Yavapai Regional Medical Center.
He remained hospitalized late Friday but D'Evelyn said it was not immediately clear what caused Forrey's behavior. Authorities were continuing to investigate.
The sheriff's spokesman said deputies had contact with Forrey just days before the incident.
A family member called the Sheriff's Office on Monday "due to Forrey's disorderly behavior and refusal to leave," D'Evelyn said.
The Prescott man admitted to a prior addiction to bath salts in an interview with deputies, the spokesman said.
Because Forrey was cooperative, sheriff's deputies allowed him to leave.