Man seen hiking naked in the Uinta Mountains
August 3, 2010
During their routine patrols in the Uinta Mountains, Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies are watching for a man who has been seen hiking in the nude.
"I was told to watch for the streaker," Summit County Sheriff’s Office Detective Ron Bridge said.
People spotted a naked man near the Mirror Lake Highway east of Kamas in late July, and reported him to the Sheriff’s Office, Bridge said.
"In the past, it’s been about the past three years, there has been a man seen on several occasions recreating in the forest unclothed," Bridge said. "We don’t have any kind of vehicle description or physical description on this man, any kind of height, weight, hair color, anything like that."
Bridge said he was told that one recent sighting of the streaker was in the Shingle Creek area.
"There have not been any reports of him exposing himself to children purposefully for sexual gratification or anything like that. Simply that he has been spotted streaking through different areas unclothed," Bridge said. "He is not doing anything as he is walking through camps that would be construed as further criminal activity, such as engaging in sexual conduct of any kind."
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Bridge said the man could face misdemeanor lewdness charges if he is caught.
"The gentleman has been in different locations at different times, in the nude," Bridge said.
U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Kathy Jo Pollock said people who encounter the naked man may report him to the authorities.
"We do have a special order prohibiting nudity on the forest, especially hiking on a trail," Pollock said. "If he is coming up on people and people want to report him, they can either report him to the (U.S. Forest Service) Kamas office or the local sheriff."