A NAKED man was arrested yesterday morning after throwing a didgeridoo at a police car.
The incident occurred between 9am and 9.30am in Ambleside Crescent, Mildura. Police were in the area responding to an unrelated fire, when the man, 30, was reported to police.
Mildura Police Sergeant Patrick Bell said police responded to reports of a shirtless man "baring his backside" at passing motorists.
Sgt Bell said when police arrived, the man proceeded to undress completely and threw the didgeridoo at the car.
"He was completely naked – not even any socks," Sgt Bell said. "He was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol, but he has mental health issues."
The man, from Mildura, was taken into police custody, assessed by a doctor to determine if he was fit for questioning, and later interviewed by police.
He was then released having been charged with criminal damage to a police car and discharging a missile.
Sgt Bell said the didgeridoo caused "minor damage" to the police car, which would need to be repaired.