Florida man caught on camera standing in sunroof while driving on Interstate 4

'I thought it would be a nice way to praise God for a minute,' he told trooper

By Jon Jankowski - Digital journalist

POLK COUNTY, Fla. - A Florida man was caught on camera standing in his sunroof while he was driving on Interstate 4 on Tuesday afternoon.

Leonard Olsen was charged with reckless driving.

The Florida Highway Patrol said a trooper pulled Olsen over around U.S. 98 and Wedgewood Estates Boulevard in Polk County.

Investigators said the trooper told Olsen they received reports of him sitting on his sunroof while driving on Interstate 4.

Troopers said Olsen told the investigator he wanted to turn himself in.

"My wife treats me like a servant and she's the mistress, and I'm tired of this ****," Olsen told the investigator, according to the report from the FHP.

"Lock me up. I'd rather go to jail than go back home," he told the trooper.

Investigators showed Olsen the video of him standing in the sunroof while driving.

Troopers said an investigator asked if that was him in the video.

"Yes, sir," Olsen told the investigator.

Investigators said Olsen told the trooper the car's cruise control was on.

"The car drives itself and has a gigantic computer in it," Olsen told the investigator.

Olsen explained to the trooper why was standing in the sunroof while driving.

"I thought it would be a nice way to praise God for a minute," he told the trooper.

On Saturday, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said Olsen had a warrant for his arrest for a charge of domestic battery at the time he was arrested by the FHP.

Deputies contacted Olsen by phone Tuesday. Officials said he agreed to turn himself in to the PCSO's Northwest District substation in north Lakeland.

While deputies were en route to meet Olsen, they saw that the FHP had pulled him over, officials said.

Olsen's Cadillac was towed.

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