Professor John McCarthy reportedly stripped, ranted and ran down the hallways of Michigan State University's Engineering Building, on Monday, according to students.
Prior to his nude sprint, Professor McCarthy's odd behavior included talking about his colleagues and how they're all actors, yelling in class, crying, shouting and swearing about God and religion, and running in and out of the classroom.
Student Kyle Hillman told Mlive.com: "Since the beginning of the semester, he seemed off, he didn't seem right. He didn't seem like he was always with it. When he walked out of the classroom, people started laughing. When he ran back in, we calmed down. When he didn't seem to come back ... people were kind of worried and scared."
The NY Daily News reports that police got a call Monday afternoon “about a man in the Michigan State University Engineering Building shouting in the hallway,” according to MSU’s website.
One student wrote on the social media site Reddit.com: "Halfway through class he started screaming at us, swearing left and right. He then started slamming his hands on the window and pressing his face against it, still screaming. Eventually he walked out and down the hallway to the end, all while screaming. He then then came back into the classroom and took off his clothes, except for his socks."
Campus police placed Professor McCarthy in protected custody and transported him to a local hospital. He will not be charged with a crime.