Naked man abandons kids, leads police on manhunt

A naked man abandoned his three children in their home for several hours while he lead police on a manhunt.

Spokane police were responding to a shooting near 9th and Perry, when a neighbor told them about three young children who had been abandoned at home for several hours.

Police quickly found the children, and began searching for the parents. They received a report from a few hours earlier of a naked man running through Liberty Park that might be the father.

Spokane County’s Air1 helicopter unit helped with the search, and police were able to find the man near Altamont and I-90, where they confirmed he was the father of the children.

The man was dehydrated and confused and was taken to a local hospital. Officers were able to ensure the children were safe.