Naked man spotted walking up and down streets in broad daylight, photobombs NBC’s Today Show

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NEW YORK CITY, NY – A man waltzing around New York City, adorning nothing more than shoes, socks and carrying a duffel bag, has been photographed a few times in recent weeks – with locals speculating over the streaker and his often spotted duffel bag hoisted over his shoulder.

And that’s not the only streaker in town, as the “Today” show’s background was live feed-bombed by an unknown streaker recently as well.

It’s been a bizarre month this September in New York City regarding streakers caught on camera. One unknown man has been spotted in various area of the Big Apple strutting his stuff while wearing nothing but some black socks and shoes.

One of the earliest mentions of this mystery streaker came from the blog New York Social Diary on September 20th in an article titled “The Naked City”.

The article in question covered recent social events that transpired throughout New York City, but then made mention of (with accompanying pictures) a man spotted walking past diners outside while naked:

“One could almost argue that there is NO fashion anymore. Not quite although … the other night our friend Eleanora Kennedy was dining at Amaranth on 62nd Street when a man walked by holding a gym bag, and wearing: Absolutely Nothing. Fortunately (or unfortunately) for us, Eleanora had her trusty iPhone at the ready.”

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The New York Post also reported that the same man had been spotted earlier in September near Central Park and Fifth Avenue.

As mentioned earlier, it has been a bizarre month for streakers in New York City, as in a seemingly unrelated incident, the hosts of the “Today” show were also treated to a streaker who ran past the studio’s window while the hosts were live on air.

The incident happened on September 20th, and there was really no visible nudity due to the “Today” show-themed barricades outside of the studio window that concealed the man’s lower regions. After all three show hosts saw the streaker (and laughed it off) the station cut to commercial shortly thereafter – for obvious reasons.

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Report: Naked woman on golf cart accidentally drives into armed standoff between teen and cops

(Originally published September 12th, 2021)

DUNEDIN, FL- According to an arrest affidavit, while deputies with Pinellas County were in an active standoff with an armed teenager on a rooftop in Dunedin, a naked girl drove a golf cart into the crime scene. 

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said that it set up a perimeter outside a home on Michigan Boulevard near Madeira Avenue after 18-year-old Myles Abbott fled deputies, climbed onto the roof of a home and pointed a gun at them, which started a standoff that would last around six hours.

According to the affidavit, 28-year-old Jessica Elisabeth Smith of Boston, Massachusetts, drove a golf cart by several marked sheriff’s office vehicles that were at the scene. She also reportedly ignored a deputy’s commands to leave as she approached the house where the armed teenager was.

The affidavit stated that:

“Her actions and inability to follow directions put multiple deputies at risk for potentially getting shot at.”

Deputies eventually managed to get her out of the golf cart and handcuff her. The affidavit added:

“The defendant had a distinct odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from her person and she was completely nude.”

Smith now faces a charge for resisting an officer without violence. Abbott is also now in custody after engaging in the armed standoff with deputies. 

A media release said that the deputies were called to the intersection of Fairway Drive and Harrison Drive at 8:07 p.m. for three suspicious teenagers in the neighborhood. The sheriff’s office said when they arrived, one of the teens, Abbott, ran away from the deputies.

As K9 deputies tracked the fleeing suspect, Abbott fired a gun at nearby civilians and climbed onto the roof of a home on Michigan Boulevard. According to deputies, Abbott shot himself in the thigh while trying to run away.

The deputies tried to talk with Abbott several times from an armored vehicle, but he did not surrender. SWAT Team and Negotiator Response Team members also responded, even bringing Abbott’s sister in to talk to him to get him to surrender.

After almost six hours, deputies said they used “specialized equipment and bean bag rounds” to force Abbott out of his position. The sheriff’s office said:

“Deputies from the SWAT Team took Abbott into custody and he was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his self-inflicted gunshot wound. Deputies recovered the firearm and later determined it to be stolen.”

The man who lives in the home that Abbott climbed on the roof of stated that he, his wife, and their 2-year-old child hid in the bathroom while he was on the phone with 911. He says they heard footsteps on the roof and at times, dialogue between Abbott and negotiators. 

He said that a detective and SWAT team members removed them from the home around midnight, adding:

“It was a constant attempt to de-escalate the situation. While it was scary, I never thought there would be a shootout, but I was prepared to grab my wife and child if that did happen. Thank God it didn’t happen.”

According to authorities, the two other teenagers, identified as 16-year-old Skyi Julien and 18-year-old Ki’Moni Anderson were also taken into custody. 

Julien faces charges for Grand Theft of a Firearm, Carrying a Concealed Firearm, and Possession of a Firearm by Person Under 18 while Anderson faces charges for Grand Theft of a Firearm, Carrying a Concealed Firearm, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

Abbott faces charges for Loitering and Prowling, two counts Aggravated Assault of a Law Enforcement Officer, two counts of Aggravated Assault, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Concealed Firearm, Resisting an Officer without Violence, and Grand Theft of Firearm.

He also reportedly had a warrant out for his arrest for Vehicular Homicide.

This is not the first time Abbott has been in trouble with the law. In 2018, when he was 14-years-old, he was accused of crashing a stolen car into a tree. The passenger in the car, a 15-year-old boy, died. 

According to court documents, Abbott pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide charges and spent two years in a juvenile facility. 

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Nearly naked Florida woman, 24, arrested after high-speed chase with stolen vehicle

(Originally published May 23rd, 2021)

TAMPA, FL – A 24-year-old woman who reportedly led the Florida Highway Patrol on a high-speed chase in a stolen vehicle was reportedly removed from the allegedly stolen vehicle while being “nearly fully unclothed,” according to reports.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 24-year-old Rachel Lynn Stefancich was arrested after having led authorities on a nearly two-hour high speed pursuit down the I-75 in an allegedly stolen Cadillac on May 22nd.

Speeds during the pursuit, which ended roughly 100 miles from where the initial report of the stolen Cadillac came in, reached as high as 110 miles per hour, according to officials.

But what really gives this case that Florida panache was the fact that when Stefancich was removed from the reportedly stolen vehicle while being “nearly fully unclothed,” according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The FHP wound up getting involved after receiving an alert from the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office noting that their deputies were in pursuit of a stolen vehicle that was headed southbound on I-75 in Sumter County.

One trooper had seen the stolen vehicle in question on I-75 by the time it reached Hernando County and attempted to pull the vehicle over, but authorities say that Stefancich floored the gas and reached speeds as high as 110 mph on the Interstate.

The pursuit transitioned from I-75 over to State Route 52, where pursuing officers utilized a pit maneuver to stop the vehicle and get the woman into custody.

In a statement from the Florida Highway Patrol, the following was noted about the arrest of the suspect:

“Rachael Lynn Stefancich, 24, of Plant City, nearly fully unclothed, was immediately taken into custody and arrested for grand theft auto, reckless driving, fleeing & eluding, possession of methamphetamine and driving while license suspended.”

The suspect is now sitting inside of the Hernando County jail, which jail records also show that Stefancich has previous arrests for petite theft and drug possession – among other various charges.

Needless to say, once somebody says it happened in Florida then, no matter the description of the charges or circumstances: it all makes sense.

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