A Florida man who was arrested over the weekend for playing basketball in a public park without any clothes on reportedly told police that he did so because he believed that being in the nude would make him a better player.
Police were called to Candy Land Park, located in Longwood, Florida, at around 7:36 p.m. on Mother's Day, according to a police report. A park employee called authorities that evening after noticing a man, later identified as 29-year-old Jordon Anderson, playing basketball in the park in the buff.
When the arresting officer arrived on the scene, they found Anderson still playing basketball in the nude. When asked what he was doing, Anderson responded that he was practicing his basketball skills and that playing naked “enhances his skill level,” the officer wrote. It was enough to lead to the man’s arrest.
“Based on observing Jordon at Candy Land Park, which is a public area, and without clothing, exposing his sexual organs, I found probable cause to charge Jordon with indecent exposure,” the report reads.
Anderson cooperated when asked to put his clothes back on, and was subsequently arrested for exposing himself in public. He was taken to the John E. Polk Correctional Facility, where he was booked and his bond set at $500, police said.
While it's unclear if he is still in police custody, the New York Post reports that he is scheduled to be arraigned on June 11, with the paper adding that his public defender has not responded to a request for comment.
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