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Iowa City man found naked, claims he was forced to handle nuclear bomb

William Todd Bliss William Todd Bliss

An Iowa City man faces charges after he was found naked and claiming he was forced to handle a nuclear weapon on Monday.

Johnson County Sheriff's deputies were called to 400 Summit Drive in Solon at around 3:30 a.m. Monday for a report of naked man outside.

When they arrived, deputies found William Todd Bliss, 41, outside with bloodshot, watery eyes and slurred speech.

Bliss told a deputy that four men forced him to handle a nuclear bomb at 191 Wildwood Drive in Iowa City.  Police list that address as Bliss' home.

Deputies say that when they tried to arrest Bliss, he ran.  A deputy was injured trying to detain Bliss.

Bliss admitted that he had nine beers at a bar and had been drinking vodka throughout the day.

Deputies say Bliss registered a .111 blood-alcohol level at the jail.

No nuclear bomb was located.

Bliss is charged with interference with official acts and public intoxication.

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