According to the report, MaState Trooper Michael J. McCammon was driving along the highway at 7 p.m. when he spotted Troy Prockett, in his car driving erratically before crashing into a snowbank.
Radio communications show that police searched for about an hour in single-digit temperatures before they spotted Prockett hiding 30 feet in a tree, WCVB reported.
When police told Prockett to surrender, the man allegedly refused in
“very slurred speech,”
before asking officers:
“If we had caught the guy who was driving and climbed higher in the tree.”
According to the report, officers told the suspect that they had followed only one set of footprints. Prockett’s rebuttal was allegedly that the driver had
“carried [Prockett] on his back.”
It was at this point that Prockett rambled on about being an owl and
“speaking about what a good guy he was,”
the report said.
Prockett then climbed higher into the tree, shaking the branches and saying,
“Look, it’s snowing,”
the report says.
Using a chainsaw to remove branches and a firefighters’ aerial tower, authorities were able to remove him. Prockett allegedly told police he was scared to come down because he already had two drunk driving charges.
“Soooooo, I just decided to go for a little run,”
police quoted the man as saying in the report.