Captured criminal claims, "I'm Dick Cheney"
A Connecticutt man was taken to Bridgeport Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation after he led authorities on a high-speed chase Monday and then claimed to be Vice President Dick Cheney.
John Spernak, 42, later admitted he wasn’t the vice president, but actually Jaclyn Smith, star of “Charlie’s Angels." He also claimed to be the husband of Paris Hilton’s sister, police said.
Spernak was driving over 90 mph, hit a patrol car and was shocked with a stun gun before police could arrest him. He was charged with attempted first-degree assault, engaging police in a pursuit, reckless driving, criminal mischief, interfering with police and being in a town park after dark, police said.
The police officers were on a routine patrol when they spotted Spernak in his parked car, who drove away as they approached.