Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Naked in Hastings

Not much ever happens in West Michigan, but today this item in the Grand Rapids Press caught my attention. Just this morning I was writing about the Prophet Isaiah who, on orders from God, went naked for three years in order to draw attention to the evil world. Back then, however, law enforcement was a bit more lax.

A Hastings man attracted attention of horn-honking motorists as he disrobed on an afternoon stroll. By the time he got to Hastings Library, he was naked. Police received several calls just before 4 p.m. Monday about a naked man walking on East State Street. “When Hastings police officers arrived, there were several cars behind him honking their horns since he was, indeed, naked,” Police Chief Jerry Sarver said. The explanation: “He told police . . . God wanted us all to be peaceful and that this world was an evil place.” Police arrested the 42-year-old man for indecent exposure.