Police detain naked man on downtown street
A man who posed naked in a downtown Shanghai street has been detained, police said on Friday.
The incident took place on the early morning of June 2 at the intersection of Yan’an Road M. and Fumin Road in Jing’an District.
The man surnamed Xu climbed onto a road sign and posed for curious passers-by. Pictures and videos posted online went viral the same day.
Xu, 25 years old, had been drinking with friends at a bar earlier that night, police said.
He wasn’t mentally ill and hadn’t taken drugs, they said.
Xu could face criminal charges for his indecent behavior, police said.
Meanwhile, a 26-year-old man surnamed Li has been detained for five days for faking a picture of a police officer taking a photograph at the naked man.
In the original picture, the police officer was taking a picture of the road sign onto which Xu climbed for evidence after Xu had been taken away by the police, they said.