An as-yet unidentified man was arrested this week when witnesses saw him running naked across a downtown Pittsburgh bridge. Pittsburgh Police were called to the scene after reports began coming into dispatchers about a man who had begun taking off his clothes on the Rachel Carson bridge and then tossing them over the side into the Allegheny River. The man began running when police arrived at the bridge, which forced a foot pursuit. According to the report, once the man was apprehended he resisted arrest and had to be tased in order to be subdued and taken into custody.
The man’s identity was not revealed. It is unknown whether police do not know his identity or if it is just being withheld. The man’s motive for stripping naked is also unknown. Video of the incident was taken by a witness and posted on the internet. It has since gone viral and the witness herself, a certified etiquette trainer, claims that she saw police providing the man with a trash bag in order to cover himself. He apparently put the trash bag on briefly, but according to the witness he didn’t leave it on for long. After it was given to him, she saw that he was naked again as police were trying to put him in handcuffs.
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