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Published July 23, 2012, 11:28 AM

Police say naked man walking in downtown Fargo arrested Sunday

FARGO – Police say a 31-year-old man who was walking down a Fargo street wearing nothing but shoes and socks early Sunday replied “Why not?” when asked by police why he was naked.

By: Forum staff reports, INFORUM, Forum staff reports, INFORUM

FARGO – Police say a 31-year-old man who was walking down a Fargo street wearing nothing but shoes and socks early Sunday replied “Why not?” when asked by police why he was naked.

Dispatchers fielded calls about the naked man as he was walking eastbound at NP Avenue and Fourth Street at 2:47 a.m.

Joseph Clifford Ertelt of Fargo was arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure, Lt. Joel Vettel said. The police report says Ertelt was intoxicated, he said.

It wasn’t clear where Ertelt was going or coming from, Vettel said.

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