Nearly Naked Man Arrested In Lake View

CHICAGO (CBS) – Even though it was snowing, it was apparently not too cold for one man who was arrested after people saw him running around wearing nothing but socks and carrying a crack pipe Saturday morning in the East Lakeview neighborhood.

At 11 a.m. police responded to a call of disturbance involving a male running around naked with a crack pipe in his hand in the 2900 block of North Broadway, near Surf Street, according to Town Hall District police Lt. Robert Stasch.

Sure enough, when police arrived, they found the 38-year-old man wearing only socks and holding a glass pipe used to smoke cocaine.

Officers found his clothing and a small bag of cannabis and arrested him, according to the lieutenant.

The block of Broadway where the man was caught is part of a dense retail district that sees heavy pedestrian traffic regularly.

The man, Keithan Robie, 38, of the 1400 block of South Canal Street, was charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, a Town Hall District police sergeant said. Both charges are misdemeanors.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • Steven Mark Tobin

    Isn’t running around in public naked a chargeable offense as well?? Did they make him get dressed before they cuffed and tossed him in the squad car??
    What a crack head, literally!! lol…

  • Dan

    If he didn’t get dressed I’d hate to be the next guy sitting in the back seat of that squad car.

  • Joe

    This CRACKS me up…

  • mrbfd

    Was not charged with indecent exposure since major shrinkage had caused his package to withdraw up into his body—I’m speculatin’

  • yikes

    OH Keithan!..Hes not all he is cracked up to be.

  • Jones

    The man needs rehabilitation and a psychiatric evaluation, not a prison sentence.

  • » Blog Archive » Morning Cup Of Joe - Tampa Bay Bucs Football

    […] Odd: Man wearing only socks found running in snow carrying a crack pipe. [Chicago CBS] […]

  • Mark

    I believe in Colorado any indecent exposure charge requires a person to register as a sex offender. Bail Bonds

blog comments powered by Disqus
Daily Weather Reports Delivered To You!SIGN UP NOW: Get daily weather reports every morning from meteorologist Steve Baskerville!
CBS Sports Radio RoundupGet your latest sports talk from across the country.

Listen Live