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Naked man spotted doing yoga, running in street in Pittsburgh’s South Side

Natasha Lindstrom
| Friday, June 8, 2018 8:03 p.m
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A naked man jogged across the Fort Pitt Bridge toward Mt. Washington on Thursday, prompting several 911 calls by perplexed and alarmed drivers and pedestrians.
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A naked man jogged across the Fort Pitt Bridge toward Mt. Washington on Thursday, prompting several 911 calls by perplexed and alarmed drivers and pedestrians.
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A man was spotted doing yoga poses in the middle of East Carson Street on Friday morning in Pittsburgh's South Side on June 8, 2018.
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A naked man jogged across the Fort Pitt Bridge toward Mt. Washington on Thursday, prompting several 911 calls by perplexed and alarmed drivers and pedestrians.
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WPXI-TV/social media
A naked man jogged across the Fort Pitt Bridge toward Mt. Washington on Thursday, prompting several 911 calls by perplexed and alarmed drivers and pedestrians.

A naked man stunned onlookers in Pittsburgh’s South Side during the Friday lunch hour by doing yoga and running in the middle of East Carson Street before police picked him up and took him to a hospital, officials said.

Around noon, the man — whom officials did not identify — was spotted baring all while demonstrating yoga poses and running in the street near Tiki Lounge, Department of Public Safety spokesman Chris Togneri said.

Officers took him to a nearby hospital for evaluation, Togneri said.

The incident marked the second consecutive day in which a naked runner alarmed and perplexed pedestrians and motorists in the area.

On Wednesday morning, a naked runner stirred up a social media frenzy when photos surfaced on the likes of Reddit and Twitter of him running nude across the Fort Pitt Bridge.

The man seen Wednesday later told police that he had been assaulted by several men Downtown and took off running. Some witnesses said they saw him scale the hillside up into Mt. Washington.

Police found him on Grandview Avenue and took him to a nearby hospital, Togneri said.

No arrests have been made related to either incident as of Friday night, according to Togneri.

Police would not provide further details nor identify either man.

State law prohibits indecent exposure , defined as exposing one’s genitals in public or any other place around other people where “this conduct is likely to offend, affront or alarm.”

An indecent exposure violation is a misdemeanor in the second degree if only adults are present. The offense rises to a first-degree misdemeanor if it happens around people who are 16 or younger.

Natasha Lindstrom is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 412-380-8514, nlindstrom@tribweb.com or via Twitter @NewsNatasha.

Natasha Lindstrom is a Tribune-Review staff reporter. You can contact Natasha at 412-380-8514, nlindstrom@tribweb.com or via Twitter .

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