Sheriff: Half-naked pedestrian arrested in Rowan County

Sheriff: Half-naked pedestrian arrested in Rowan County

Credit: Rowan County Detention Center

Efren Sanchez.

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by ELIZABETH THOMAS / WCNC.com

WCNC.com

Posted on July 30, 2013 at 11:23 AM

SALISBURY, N.C. -- A man, naked from the waist down, was arrested Saturday morning in Rowan County.

Early Saturday morning, Rowan County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the area of Mt. Hope Church Road and Safrit Road to check on reports of a half-naked man walking along the side of the road.

A deputy spotted the man off of Cruse Road; the report states the man was standing at the edge of the woods, about 10 feet off the roadway, with his body slightly bent, "as if he was urinating".

The officer pulled up and shined his lights on the man, stating he was standing there, naked from the waist down, holding his pants in his hands.

The deputy asked the man to put his pants back on, to which the man replied, "No, it's okay," according to the incident report. The deputy asked the man once again to put his pants on, this time, the man complied with his request.

Then, the man told the deputy he did not have an ID on him, but could write his name down. He then identified himself as Efren Sanchez.

Sanchez then told the officer he was on his way home, just three minutes away.

Sanchez acted like he didn't understand the question when the deputy asked him twice why he was outside walking with no pants on.

Sanchez was arrested for indecent exposure and booked in to the Rowan County Detention Center under a $500 bond.

Authorities say Sanchez was uncooperative when trying to obtain his social security number and contact information for his nearest relative.

 

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