HYANNIS – [DEVELOPING] At about 8:17PM, Barnstable Police responded to the President John F. Kennedy Memorial on Ocean Street for a report of a man swimming around naked in the water fountain.
According to a source, the man hung all his clothing on the rails that encircle the fountain pool and then jumped in, wading around in front of tourists and families of all ages.
A family with 7 and 9-year-old children were just out for a bike ride when they saw the naked man. They didn’t appreciate the sight and contacted police.
Police arrived and swiftly arrested the man.
According to a source, the man told police that he was just trying to wash the salt off from the nearby ocean. He also reportedly told police that he is from Michigan, and here visiting… staying with his parents.
The man was transported back to Barnstable Police Headquarters for booking and processing.
HN will provide updates to this story as they become available…
The following video highlights the scene. It also shows the arrested man in the backseat of a cruiser.
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