Naked jogger arrested near the White House

January 8th, 2010 - 11:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

jogger2 Washington DC, Jan 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Secret Service officials in Washington revealed that a man who took off his clothes and started jogging has been arrested and sent for mental evaluation. Secret Service officials in Washington said a naked jogger was arrested near the White House and a suspicious package was found to be his clothes.

Malcolm Wiley, a spokesman for the Secret Service, said the man apparently shed his clothes at about 5 p.m. Wednesday and left them in a bag near an intersection while he jogged, The Washington Post reported Thursday. “He wasn’t yelling or protesting, just going for a jog,” Wiley said. “He was apprehended, naked though he was.” His bag was taken to be a suspicious package but later the investigations revealed that it only contained the man’s clothes. Even though the man was taken in custody, he wasn’t charged.

Secret Service spokesman Darrin Blackford said that the naked man’s run lasted less than a minute before the man was apprehended. The US President Barack Obama was at the White House when this incident happened. But Blackford says that the man, who left his clothing in a duffel bag, didn’t make any threats.

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