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Race weekend streaker arrested, raccoon found in car

By Angela Yingling
Published On: Aug 29 2011 04:08:40 AM CDT
Updated On: Aug 30 2011 09:28:35 AM CDT
Joshua Greene

BRISTOL, Tennessee -

Tens of thousands of NASCAR fans in Bristol, Tenn. 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. He backed up and stopped in front of the band, waving and spinning in circles and stuff," explained Tim Lee, a witness.

Police were chased Greene and caught up with him in a nearby neighborhood. As police charged him, they discovered a wild animal in his car. "We also [found that] he and a companion were in possession of a raccoon," said Matt Austin, a Bristol police officer.

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

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.