Animal found in naked man's car after NASCAR race

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 4:00pm

Tens of thousands of NASCAR fans in Bristol, Tennessee kept law enforcement busy this weekend, but one arrest still has many people talking.

Police said they arrested Joshua Greene, 27, from Parkersburg, West Virginia for streaking through a crowded parking lot off of Route 394 Saturday afternoon.

"I'm walking up through here and here he comes, back up and stops in front of the band waving and spinning in circles and stuff," explained Tim Lee, a witness.

Police were able to chase Greene and caught up with him in a nearby neighborhood.

As police charged him, they discovered a wild animal in his car.

"With that we also found that he and a companion were in possession of a raccoon," said Bristol police Captain Matt Austin.

Police called in Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency to help with the furry situation.

"They said his girlfriend rescued it from a park, but as far as where it actually came from, we couldn't really say for sure," Austin said.

Greene is facing charges of public intoxication, indecent exposure, and some additional charges placed by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

During the race weekend city-wide, police made five DUI arrests, and more than a dozen arrests for reasons ranging from assault to public intoxication, theft and underage drinking.

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