Police have arrested a man after he allegedly strolled around a Tempe, Arizona, Walmart completely naked while carrying around the dangerous drug known as meth, as reported by ABC15.
Tempe police stated that Robert Kanoff, 49, was naked at Walmart just before 10 p.m. on July 4. Responding officers said they tracked down the suspect across the street, wearing nothing but a pair of sneakers, according to The Arizona Republic.
Tempe police officer Jose Montenegro noted that Kanoff admitted to carrying around the illicit drug and walking around naked in the department store. Montenegro alleged the suspect also confessed to ingesting drugs earlier in the day, explaining that he was dropped off by two people who “thought it would be funny for him to be naked,” local station KSAZ reported.
The 49-year-old was ultimately arrested and charged with indecent exposure, public sexual indecency, disorderly conduct, and possession of dangerous drugs. Online records from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) indicate that Kanoff has already been released from custody.
It appears that this isn’t the first time the Tempe man has been jailed on drug-related charges. Court papers reveal that Kanoff had felony drug charges dismissed for completing a mandatory treatment program a mere week before Tuesday’s incident.
In January 2016, Kanoff was found high in a motel room, wearing makeup and in possession of a bag containing meth. He told officers that he needed to be high so a drug rehabilitation program would accept him.
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