Police officers detained a naked man in Bellevue Park in Silver Lake this morning after residents reporting seeing him running around the park and playground. The man, identified as a 40-year-old with “some type of mental disability,” was taken into custody without incident, said Lt. Wes Buhrmester with the Rampart Division. Here are the details from Buhrmester:
At approximately 8:40 a.m., we received five calls regarding a naked man running around Bellevue Park, Lucile Ave. and Marathon St. Our air unit responded, and saw him running around the park, naked. Officers responded and detained him without incident. The callers’ concern was that he was running around the playground. We’ve no reports that he bothered any children or park-goers.
He is a male, approximately 40 years of age, with some type of mental disability. He is not telling us his name or address, and is non-violent. He was not recognized by the beat officers as anyone who lives in the area, or stays at some type of placement home. Right now, he’s at the station, and we are calling our Mental Evaluation Unit, for eventual placement at County Hospital unless we find an institution or such from which he may be missing.
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