Man allegedly steals electric bike in his birthday suit

Man Allegedly Steals Electric Bike In His Birthday Suit
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INDEPENDENCE, Kan. – A naked man suspected of stealing an electric bike runs from police before being arrested.

The crime happened on Wednesday, March 16, around 9:00 pm. Independence Police Department officers responded to a theft near 16th and Maple Streets.

A victim reported that a naked man stole his electric bike. He identified the suspect to the police. Authorities say dispatch immediately started getting other reports of a naked man running around the 10th and Myrtle Street area.

Officers found the nude man. However, authorities say he refused to surrender.

According to the Independence Police Department, the suspect ran into oncoming traffic and jumped on the side of a slowly moving vehicle. That’s when officers were able to grab the man and physically subdue him.

Police arrested the 33-year-old Independence man for:

  • aggravated robbery,
  • interference with law enforcement officers,
  • and disorderly conduct.

They are holding him in the Montgomery County Jail. As of March 17, online Kansas court documents do not show any official charges.