Naked man spotted on roof of BMV arrested in Portage

2014-04-02T16:48:00Z 2014-04-03T00:08:09Z Naked man spotted on roof of BMV arrested in PortageJoyce Russell, (219) 762-1397, ext. 2222

PORTAGE | Portage police arrested a man reportedly running naked in the area of Willowcreek and Lute roads early Tuesday evening.

Police received a call just before 6:30 p.m. that the man, identified as Ashton J.A. Allen, 19, of 3297 Westbend, Apt. 303, Portage, was on the roof of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles' building on Willowcreek Road for a time.

By the time police arrived, Allen was reportedly running in the area of the Breckenridge apartment complex. A police officer spotted Allen as he walked toward an elderly woman. The officer pulled his squad car between Allen and the woman.

Allen allegedly refused the officer's commands to stop walking. A second officer arrived and Allen allegedly "took an aggressive fighting stance," according to the report. The second officer deployed his Taser on Allen. He fell to the ground and was handcuffed.

Police found clothing believed to belong to Allen in a wooded area nearby.

Due to Allen's behavior, he was transported by ambulance to the local hospital and medically cleared before being transported to the Porter County Jail on charges of public nudity and resisting law enforcement.

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