California lawmen in San Jose were forced to open fire after being confronted by a nude carjacker holding what they thought was a weapon.
The incident unfolded on Friday after officer were given a call about a naked man roaming the streets of San Jose, behaving erratically.
When police arrived on the scene, the man leapt into a pickup truck, hitting a patrol vehicle and a several other cars as he fled.
Police chased the nude suspect until he came to a stop and attempted to apprehend him when the suspect suddenly appeared to aim a weapon at them, forcing the officers to open fire in preemptive self-defense.
When the scene was brought under control, it was determined that the man -who was rushed to the hospital in critical condition- was brandishing a caulk gun.
According to WWLP, the three police officers who opened fire are on paid administrative leave, pending investigation.
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