Police arrest naked man walking in traffic, causing hazard

St. George Police stock image | Photo by Kimberly Scott, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A 30-year-old St. George man was arrested on lewdness charges Tuesday after reportedly strolling down Sunset Boulevard without wearing any clothes.

David Lee Taylor, of St. George, Utah, booking photo posted June 13, 2017 | Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

At approximately 2:35 p.m., police responded to several reports of a man walking down Sunset Boulevard “going into traffic” and “causing a hazard,” according to a probable cause statement filed by the St. George Police Department in support of the arrest.

“The first caller reported the male had a hospital bag with him and a water bottle. He was still clothed at that time,” the arresting officer wrote in a sworn statement. “… The next few callers reported a male of the same description walking down Sunset Blvd naked with only socks and shoes.”

Police arrived and spotted a man walking naked on a sidewalk, according to the statement. The naked man, identified as David Lee Taylor, of St. George, was placed in a patrol vehicle to keep him out of public view.

“The male had no clothing with him except for the shoes and socks on his feet,” the officer wrote in the statement. “He was talking about ‘drone water’ and that is why he took off his clothing.”

Several people filled out witness statements, including a 13-year-old girl who also saw Taylor walking down the street naked, the report stated.

“David (Taylor) was given Miranda and admitted that he knew children were likely in the area when he was walking around naked,” the officer said. “He stated he didn’t think it was a big deal because it isn’t anything they haven’t seen before.”

Taylor was arrested and transported to the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility.

The Washington County Attorney’s Office filed an information in 5th District Court accusing Taylor of class A misdemeanor lewdness involving a child, along with a class B misdemeanor count of lewdness.

Taylor is scheduled to appear before 5th District Judge Jeffrey Wilcox Thursday for a court arraignment. As this report is published, Taylor remains in police custody.

Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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15 Comments

  • debbie June 14, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    Please tell me he is in the hospital! Plz plz plz plz plz, my heart aches for mentally ill people, plz take him to bed plz plz plz

    • Law24 June 14, 2017 at 6:46 pm

      Not likely. There’s only 12-13 beds at BMed for mental health consumers.

  • debbie June 14, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    *BMED ( 400 old hospital )

  • mmsandie June 14, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    When illegal Mexican was spray painting my neighbors house, he stopped and piddle in front if my living room window,, everyone was shocked.. But I live off sunset blvd and now crazy naked people are running around, we know who wasn,t from Hilldale for sure ..

  • comments June 14, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    A loon. Question is: Is he a right-wing loon? lol

    😉

    • desertgirl June 14, 2017 at 8:08 pm

      Def a leftie liberal. Liberalism is a mental disease. One of your fellow sheep was shooting Alexandria today. Ask them to stick to walking around naked instead of killing, destroying property, and stomping on others constitutional rights.

  • Proud Rebel June 14, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    Bare Foot Boy With Cheeks Of Tan? Oh wait, the only things that weren’t bare, were his feet.
    Don’t know if he is just your run of the mill nut cases, or if he’s homeless and hungry, figuring this will get him three hots and a cot for a few days…

  • indy-vfr June 14, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    As they say………..”let it all hang out”

  • dogmatic June 14, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    Definitely a liberal meltdown.

  • dogmatic June 14, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    Walking nude is freedom of expression and should be tolerated.
    No sooner had San Francisco’s lawmakers voted to ban nakedness in public places than a lawsuit was filed. It argued that the free speech of nudists was being restricted.
    It’s a dispute that typifies the famously liberal city, but it also reveals much about the importance of freedom of expression to Americans.
    Definitely a liberal.

    • comments June 14, 2017 at 8:58 pm

      You could literally wander around nude in that city and the cops would just ignore it. I’ve seen it. Going to SF is like going to bizarro world

    • Icomments2 June 14, 2017 at 10:27 pm

      I totally agree has to be a liberal!!! Just like ol comments himself… And making up that he has seen people walking around naked in that city and cops would ignore it!!! Yeah right buddy I lived there and that kinda stuff didn’t happen!!! But that’s a liberal for ya lies, lies, lies!!!

  • Mike Carter June 14, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    It was pretty hot today… poor guy. At least he had water lol.

  • jaltair June 14, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    Mentally ill need to be helped, not put through a correctional system. This is a very sad state of affairs if this man is just released. He needs a psych eval and treatment plus casemanagement.

  • Mike P. June 15, 2017 at 10:01 am

    O.K., I’ll say it. Why is it never a good looking lady that’s walking around nude?

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