A man in the US state of Ohio was in court after he was found naked in someone else's car.

According to the Cincinnati Enquirer newspaper, 36 year-old Kim Joseph LeBlanc told police a leprechaun had let him into the car belonging to Nicholas Donohue.

Mr Donohue found the suspect in his car naked from the waist down and the car's speakers ripped out.

Mr LeBlanc continued his strange behaviour during a court appearance today when he walked into the courtroom carrying a roll of toilet paper and a plastic air-sickness type of bag.

He is charged with public indecency and criminal damaging and a judge ordered him to be held on $2,000 (€1400) bond.