Streaker arrested after eluding authorities

A Bend man took advantage of the unseasonably-warm temps on Friday by going for a jog, naked, until authorities were able to stop him.

The pursuit happened about 3 p.m. Friday on NE Jamison St. as 27-year-old William Thomas Matthias slowly ran down the sidewalk.

Cellphone video from a witness shows Matthias smiling and waving as DCSO patrol cars followed him and tried to block his path when he crossed a business driveway. But he just ran around it and continued on his way.

He was finally stopped by a DCSO deputy and arrested. He was taken to jail and charged with second-degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and for a probation violation.

Temperatures reached 73 degrees in Bend on Friday, more than 20 degrees higher than our average for this time of year.

 

 

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