John Brigham, Accused in Naked Carjacking Spree in Scottsdale, Trashed Uncle's Home in November While Dressed in Towel; UPDATE With 911 Calls

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John Brigham, in his mugshot following last November's criminal damage arrest in Scottsdale.
John Brigham, a 45-year-old man whose naked carjacking spree in Scottsdale on Friday ended with multiple crashes, trashed his uncle's home back in November while dressed in a towel.

In Friday's incident, Brigham stripped naked and danced on top of his car before stealing a Toyota Prius and crashing it into numerous cars before being arrested. A pregnant woman in one of the cars broke both legs, cops say.

Today, we looked through a report concerning Brigham from November that describes similarly bizarre behavior. Police don't know if Brigham was on drugs during last week's spree. But when police confronted the Gilbert man back at his uncle's Scottsdale home back in November, Brigham admitted he'd smoked pot and snorted meth.

In that previous case, police responded to a call that a man was acting strangely at a home near Hayden and Indian Bend roads. When they got there, the first thing they noticed through the open front door was Brigham, dressed only in a towel held around his waist with a document clip, dancing to loud music and talking to nonexistent fellow partiers. He'd removed screens from the home's windows, piled debris in the kitchen, spread dirt all over the back patio, and had a pot in the kitchen filled with various things. Asked what the pot was for, Brigham answered cheerily that it was in preparation for the arrival of the "witch."

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Brigham dances on top of a car after causing all kinds of meyham in Scottsdale.
Brigham had indulged his creative side on the driveway, creating a structure made with things from the home including a grapefruit with a key stuck in it, a football, a hammer and other items all stacked on a pair of dog kennels. Brigham had placed a lamp at the top to illuminate the sculpture.

He told cops he was allowed to be in the home, which belonged to his "Uncle Eddy." Police called Brigham's relative, who told them he was a winter visitor currently in New York, and that his nephew did have permission to be at his home. The cop asked Uncle Eddy if he'd also given Brigham permission to "redecorate" the home, explaining that his nephew had caused "extensive damage" at the home. Uncle Eddy agreed he'd help the prosecution with the case, but said he was more concerned about Brigham's mental health than the damage.

Police allowed Brigham to get dressed, but the man took all of his clothes off once in Scottsdale's city jail and created a disturbance with "non-stop" banging and yelling. He was allowed to take a diversion program in that case and criminal charges were erased.

Brigham remains at a hospital for a mental-health evaluation following Friday's rampage.

Police on Monday released 911 tapes from the spree in which surprised witnesses reported the naked man climbing up on his vehicle's roof after a collision in which another vehicle caught fire.

"Oh, my god!" one man yells to dispatchers. "This guy's, like, nuts!"

After that collision, Brigham forced a woman out of her Toyota Prius and drove it eastbound in the westbound lanes of Shea Boulevard. He hit several other vehicles, sparking more 911 callers.

Check out the 911 tapes relating to John Brigham's naked spree by clicking here.


Also see video below of a Scottsdale cop ordering the naked Brigham to lie on the ground:






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15 comments
James_Woolsey
James_Woolsey

This has to be the most hilarious thing I have read on the Internet in months. I especially loved the description of the "sculpture" the guy made and the thing about the pot for the arrival of the witch. LMAO! I also like the deadpan fashion in which the story is written.

Universalcalibrations
Universalcalibrations

I went to college with him. He was football captain at military college. Long way from there now. He had another incident a ways back where he climbed a radio tower naked. I thought it was funny at first but now hearing this i feel sorry for him. Never liked him in college however. And it is tough to feel sorry for drug addicts. Should have listened to nancy reagan...just say no.

Ewave2613
Ewave2613

John Brigham was my high school English teacher. He was an awesome teacher and a great guy. It breaks my heart to see him like this and it must have taken something serious to push him over the edge. I hope he gets better.

Mrorozco10
Mrorozco10

Yes he was an English teacher and yes he was my coach what he'll is going is on in this world ha ha lol crazy ass people . I still believe he was streaking

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Mr. Stern, what the heck is a "carkacker", I wonder? (A typo on the headline I suppose)

Nicholsdaves
Nicholsdaves

This is good ole White Trash. Not Aliens. But somehow I am sure we can "Blame it on Mexico"? If he shaved his head he could do "Border Patrols."

Reuster
Reuster

John Brigham was an English teacher, tv productions teacher and freshman football coach at Chandler High School, his brother also played in the NFL with the Raiders I believe. I would always get in trouble in his class and he would call my parents, I would tell them that he is a dumbass..... They now believe me.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

LMAO my ex wife used to live in that part of Scottsdale hahahaha BTW send this man away for awhile. seems like he's doing tweak, or salt baths or something.

Jake Wellington
Jake Wellington

 Yea, this isn't your typical dirtbag......by all accounts he led a highly successful life.  I wonder what sent him off the deep end......

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