(from the Express-News)
Officers responding to a disturbance call [at the Bum Steer bar] at about 2:30 a.m. reported that the driver of a gray Ford Mustang fired several shots at them. A short chase ensued, police said.
The driver fled after crashing his vehicle near Gladnell Avenue and East Amber Street, the report states.
Police mistook a shirtless passerby — covered in sweat and unsteady on his feet — for the shooter after he was spotted lumbering down the street, punching mailboxes near the scene of the crash.
The man was surrounded by officers, their guns drawn, as he urinated on a bush. He was taken into custody for public intoxication.
Man, talk about stage fright!
The only thing that would have made this story more strange would be if the driver of the Mustang had crashed into a house. Or at least a fence.