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Florida man caught cruising while standing out of sunroof tells troopers he'd rather go to jail than home to his wife

'She's the mistress, and I'm tired of this s**t'

Image source: WTSP-TV video screenshot

A Florida man was granted his wish last week, when he told troopers he would rather go to jail than home to his controlling wife after being caught cruising down the highway while standing up — arms outstretched — through the sunroof of his Cadillac.

What are the details?

Leonard Olsen, 70, was arrested after an off-duty Hillsborough County sheriff's deputy alerted the Florida State Highway Patrol to the antics of a driver traveling at speeds greater than 100 mph, then dropping down to around 40 mph before standing through the sunroof of his vehicle going down Interstate 4.

When troopers pulled Olsen over, he initially denied knowing anything about the deputy's allegations, WTSP-TV reported. But eventually, he admitted that he thought hitting cruise control and standing outside the sunroof "would be a nice way to praise God for a minute."

KCBD-TV reported Olsen told the patrol officers he would like to turn himself in, saying his "wife treats me like a servant and she's the mistress and I'm tired of this s**t. ... Lock me up, I'd rather go to jail than go back home," according to the police report.

Olsen was charged with a misdemeanor for reckless driving.

Anything else?

The off-duty deputy took video footage of the suspect, and provided it to the highway patrol as evidence.

Florida man drives Cadillac while sitting on sunroof | 10News WTSP www.youtube.com

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