Tempe Naked Man on Bath Salts No. 2: Police Say Michael Hurtado Was Making Out With a U-Haul Steering Wheel and a Cop Car

See also: Tempe Joins the Naked-Man-on-Bath-Salts Train

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Police say Michael Hurtado was not wearing this t-shirt when he was making out with a steering wheel.
The Tempe Police Department was probably not messing around Wendesday when it issued a public warning about the chemicals known as "bath salts."

After finding 23-year-old Sean-Paul Branscome slamming himself against walls and jogging around a Tempe neighborhood in the nude on Sunday after admittedly ingesting bath salts, the cops responded to another naked-man-on-bath-salts incident just two days later.

This time, police say it was Michael Hurtado admitting to using bath salts. Naturally, that admission only came after police say he crashed his truck, then got "fully naked," hopped in someone else's U-Haul truck, and started making out with the steering wheel.

According to court documents obtained by New Times, Hurtado, 21, crashed his Chevy truck into a parking garage gate at the Vue in Tempe, an apartment building that's mostly filled with students from the nearby Arizona State University.

Police heard from a witness that Hurtado got out of his truck -- "fully naked" -- and hopped into an unlocked U-Haul truck that was in the parking lot.

The cops showed up and found just that, as Hurtado had locked himself inside the truck, according to the documents.

Police say Hurtado "was acting irrationally and rambling on about things that didn't make sense while kissing the steering wheel of the U-Haul."

When Hurtado was arrested and placed in the back of the police car, he started making out with the cage in the car too, according to the documents.

The officer writes that Hurtado later admitted to taking bath salts, and was taken to St. Luke's Hospital before being cleared and booked into jail.

Both the Vue and the renter of the U-Haul truck were willing to aid in prosecution against Hurtado, according to the documents.

Court documents note that a DUI charge is pending against Hurtado, who's an ASU student.

His bond was set at $1,800.

According to Hurtado's Facebook page, he also told his friends that he "went crazy" in late 2010 after sampling "some codeine, then trees, then salvia."

According to Hurtado's post, he'd "never been that fukked (sic) up."


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11 comments
jon49417
jon49417

gee i don't feel so stupid for that sh#t i did on my first rip, after i did a four way hit.  well maybe as stupid i guess but not as embarrasing

harden13
harden13

This is a member of the Delta Chi fraternity at ASU. Typical. 

TaxpayingVoter
TaxpayingVoter

Remember the good old days when people just used meth and crack?

ptcgaz
ptcgaz

LoL wow. Apparently that was one SEXY steering wheel.

 

If this were a chick we would have to know if the car was automatic or stick...

my2cents
my2cents

Pardon me, but not tipical for a Delta Chi in general.... perhaps for ASU...

ASUgirl
ASUgirl

The Delta Chi fraternity at ASU is a group of amazing men, that should not be judged from a single member's actions! Mike made a mistake, just like everyone else does at some point in their lives. No one has the right to judge, and people need to remember that bath salts are LEGAL! If you are outraged at this occurrence, why not channel your rage into making this terrible substance illegal instead of criminalizing your peer.

ArizonaState
ArizonaState

 @harden13 Don't ever label a group of people after a mistake one person made. You're obviously from another fraternity trying to bash on another. Grow up and only write a comment that suits the situation and not what that person is involved with outside of it.

my2cents
my2cents

They might be legal, but still stupid to use them....  and truthfully as much as is heard about the reactions, you would think they were smart enough not to use them...

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

 @ASUgirl So, we shouldn't judge the intelligence of all ASU girls by the lack of knowledge demonstrated by ASUgirl?*

*See comment by Harden 13

harden13
harden13

 You are incorrect in your statement. Bath salts are illegal in the state of Arizona. May want to do some research before you start claiming facts. 

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