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Offline mountaineer

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Naked man playing violin arrested at courthouse
« on: May 27, 2014, 08:20:00 AM »
Is that a Stradivarius in your pocket or ... oh, no pocket. Never mind.
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Naked man playing violin arrested at courthouse
By Associated Press
May 26, 2014 | 8:08pm
NYPost

PORTLAND, Ore. — A naked man playing violin in front of a downtown Portland courthouse Saturday refused to walk to a squad car and had to be carried by police.

Police say they aren’t sure of the man’s identity. He told them his name is Matthew T. Mglej and that he is 25 years old.

The brand of the violin was unknown on Saturday morning.

The man was jailed under the Portland city code forbidding indecent exposure.

Police say they warned the man numerous times about his “lack of attire,” but he refused to dress himself or leave public view.

City police refrain from enforcing the code during Portland’s World Naked Bike Ride as long as participants keep to the designated route. The event draws about 8,000 riders each June.


Is this really such a rare occurrence in Portland?
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Re: Naked man playing violin arrested at courthouse
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2014, 08:45:36 AM »
Fiddler on the Route?

Naked people playing with their instruments in public - isn't that more of a San Francisco thing?
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Re: Naked man playing violin arrested at courthouse
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2014, 09:17:30 AM »
The NY Daily News reports his naked fiddling (eww) was a protest against the government, so it's all good.  ^-^
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Re: Naked man playing violin arrested at courthouse
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2014, 09:23:51 AM »
If he were a true gentleman, he'd have been playing a cello.   
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Re: Naked man playing violin arrested at courthouse
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2014, 11:56:28 AM »
Arrested? Poor song selection? Off key?
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