Deputies: Naked Motorcyclist Arrested

September 16th, 2009 by

OCALA, Fla. — A motorcyclist riding naked was arrested early Tuesday morning after being spotted by a deputy, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

J. Dante Krauss, 45, was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence, his fifth DUI offense, deputies said.

According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Capt. Moshoji “Mike” Rolls saw Krauss riding a silver motorcycle at about 12:30 a.m. near Interstate 75 and state Road 200 near Ocala.

“I thought the driver of the motorcycle was not wearing clothing,” Rolls said.

Rolls said he decided to get closer, and then watched as Krauss blew through a red light wearing only his birthday suit.

Rolls conducted a vehicle stop and discovered that Krauss was indeed naked, the sheriff’s office said.

On Tuesday night, the MCSO released the dash-cam video of the arrest.

Krauss was not wearing a helmet or shoes when he was pulled over, police said.

“The defendant could not explain why he was not wearing any clothing,” said Judge Cochran, Marion County public information officer.

Krauss said he had been drinking, but added that he did not know where he had been, deputies said.

In the video, a deputy can be seen asking Krauss a series of questions regarding his predicament.

“Where are you coming from?” the deputy asked.

“I don’t know,” Krauss replied.

After some additional questioning, some details began to unravel.

“Where is the last place you remember that you were at?” the deputy asked Krauss.

“Hooters,” he stated.

Police said that Krauss admitted to drinking at the restaurant by himself, but could not explain how he wound up in the nude.

“I’m just trying to figure out why you don’t have any clothes on,” the deputy said.

“Me too,” Krauss replied.

A shawl found on the motorcycle’s handlebars was used to cover Krauss, who failed sobriety tests and had a blood-alcohol content of 0.178 percent, deputies said.

Krauss was taken to jail for his fifth DUI arrest and was later released.

2 Responses

  1. JD

    Maybe you could get the the new “intern” to re-enact this down the street near the studio. He could even saddle up on Spice’s can-am spider. Go get em naked pocket rocket rider!

  2. Mikey

    Maybe,just maybe he was trying to get frisky with a Hooters waitress and she kicked him in the balls or something.

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