“The brand of the violin was unknown on Saturday morning.”
PORTLAND, ORE. AGAIN— A naked man playing violin in front of a downtown Portland courthouse refused to walk to a squad car under his own power and had to be carried by police.
Police say they aren’t sure of the man’s identity. He told them his name is Matthew T. Mglej and that he is 25-years-old. The brand of the violin was unknown on Saturday morning.
The man was jailed under the Portland city code forbidding indecent exposure.
Police say they warned the man numerous times about his “lack of attire,” but say he refused to dress himself or leave public view.
City police refrain from enforcing the indecent-exposure code during Portland’s World Naked Bike Ride, which draws about 8,000 riders each year, as long as participants keep to the ride route.