At a Croydon, New Hampshire town meeting, the government unexpectedly decided to disband its one-person police force and lay off the only officer, chief of police Richard Lee, who had held the position for 20 years.
"Out of nowhere the selectboard made a motion to disband the police department," Lee said. "I was told at that point that I had to turn my cruiser keys in, and supply them with my badges, uniform and (other equipment) immediately."
So he stripped down to his underwear and walked out.
Lee says someone called his wife, who caught up to him and drove him the rest of the way home.
Russell Edwards, the board's chairman, confirmed the vote to CNN and told CNN affiliate WPTZ the board's vote to dissolve the Croydon Police Department was "a well thought out decision … and we have many issues to decide on what we have to do so this is as much of (a) comment we're going to give at this point…."
(Lee) says it's been a contentious relationship since 2016 when a new board took over, with arguments over budgets and tickets.