Monday, June 7, 2010
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Gwinnett Daily Post
DULUTH -- A shirtless man was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct Thursday, after allegedly jumping in front of several cars trying to merge onto Interstate 85 from Pleasant Hill Road during the after-work rush hour, police said.
The man, later identified as 50-year-old Daniel Laytham of Conyers, "clearly appeared intoxicated," the reporting officer wrote, leaping in front of one vehicle and reportedly telling the driver, "I don't care, hit me. I want to die."
Police said they had received several calls about the man before responding about 5:30 p.m.
When police arrived on the scene, Laytham reportedly became irate when they questioned him about his desire to commit suicide.
"They won't stop, I don't care. I want to die," he allegedly told them.
"I thought about jumping off that overpass over there," he went on, "but I don't think I quite got the (fortitude) for that."
After being informed that he couldn't leap in front of cars, Laytham's lamenting continued.
"I jumped in front of the cars because they won't stop to help me," he told police.
Laytham was booked into Gwinnett County Jail for disorderly conduct Thursday, and was released Saturday on $135 bond.