Either Barnard Cato of Gainesville, Florida is the most creative liar or has severe bowel movement issues. The 29-year-old Floridian took down a car and newspaper boxes Tuesday morning but instead of waiting for the police he fled the scene of the accident.
His excuse – “I ran because I had the runs.” He actually admitted to not realizing he had hit anything which means he probably was over served at 7:oo a.m. – well as they say it’s cocktail hour somewhere.
Cato fled the scene of the accident to the local Wal-Mart allegedly to relieve himself and not have an accident in his pants. The police located him shortly after he fled and according to The Gainsville Sun had “a strong odor of alcohol emanating from his breath and clothing” and his eyes were “bloodshot and watery.”
Gainesville police gave Cato something to really give him the runs by throwing the book at him and charging him with DUI, hit and run and leaving the scene of an accident, and third-degree felony. Ouch.