Man who won’t tell police his name gets booked into Laurel County jail

“John Doe”
“John Doe”

A man bumming for money and cigarettes at a Wal-Mart in Laurel County was booked into jail as John Doe because he refused to leave and wouldn’t give an officer his name.

Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputy Rick Cloyd went to the Corbin Wal-Mart at about 7:40 p.m. Monday night in response to a report of a man who refused to leave after he had been asked to, according to a Facebook post by the sheriff’s office.

When Cloyd arrived, the man wouldn’t identify himself. Instead, he told Cloyd that “he was the president of the United States and advised Deputy Cloyd to call the White House for his Social Security number.”

When Cloyd told the man he would be taken to jail as John Doe, the man said that “he rang Deputy Cloyd’s bell and wasn’t telling anything else.”

As of Tuesday night, the man was still listed on the Laurel County Correctional Center’s website under the name John Doe. He was being held on $1,000 bond on a charge of third-degree criminal trespassing.

“Doe” was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday morning.

Apparently he had given up one tidbit of personal information: His age was listed as 66.