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Nude dude takes afternoon stroll along Topeka street

Updated: 2013-11-01T14:32:28Z

By LISA GUTIERREZ

The Kansas City Star

The day before Halloween, the sight of a nude man walking down a busy Topeka street was a trick but no treat.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reported that the naked man, wearing only shoes, was spotted about 3:30 p.m walking down Gage Boulevard near S.W. 10th Street.

That’s near the city’s Gage Park and world-famous zoo, a few blocks from the infamous Westboro Baptist Church – and close to Sonic.

Maybe he wanted a half-price Happy Hour cherry limeade?

One motorist who happened upon the guy did what we would have done. He whipped out his cell phone and recorded the spectacle. (Hey, the police might need it, right?)

Matthew O’Brien told the newspaper that he had just had blood drawn and thought he was imagining things when he saw the naked man jogging down the turn lane in the pouring rain.

“Because of the blood draw I wondered if I was hallucinating,” O’Brien said. “The man looked very pleased with himself ...”

Topeka police took the man to the hospital. He was reportedly high on PCP.

“Running around naked is a very common thing to occur for people who are in a drug-induced excited delirium,” said Lt. Chuck Haggard. “We have way more naked people than you have any idea.”

Noted O’Brien: “Just another day in Topeka.”

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