Fresno police say 57 year old Mark Greene had been drinking when he went outside naked Wednesday and began acting inappropriately. Jeff Cardinale, Fresno Police Department: "His explanation for the event was he had just came back from a restaurant, he had consumed some alcohol and taken some depression medication and was inside his house when he wanted to relieve some stress and cool down."
Officers who responded to the tower district neighborhood say around 11:30 at night, a neighbor called police to report the strange behavior.
Parents at the school where Greene has taught for nine years say they were surprised to hear about the incident. Crystal Cota, Mayfair Parent: "It's disturbing. I'm concerned our kids that are here in the district. Kinda wonders what kind of background, do they do a full background check on these teachers here?"
Police say Greene was cooperative and does not have any other criminal history. Fresno Unified officials say psychologists will be on campus Friday to talk to any students who need counseling.
Friday, September 12, 2008
That must be some kinda hot town in Fresno, California. How hot was it? It was so hot that the special ed teachers--who normally just play guitar naked--were wandering around the neighborhood and had to be arrested for indecent exposure. At least, that's the story for one Mark Clark Greene Jr, 57, who was suspended from his job, despite the fact that he showed up for work less than 12 hours after being jailed! Here's more from ABC 30 (link includes video clip):
Want to leave your mark in the world . . . literally? I'm sure there a lots of ways to do it: donate enough money to have a building named after you, invent something great, cure cancer . . . or maybe you can just run around town at night naked and using various oils to help you leave imprints of your groin and/or buttocks against glass windows. If you have chosen the latter, the cops in Valentine, Nebraska would like to have a word with you. Here's more from the AP:
Beginning more than a year ago, some man has been skipping from one business to another at night, pressing his naked behind - sometimes his groin, sometimes both - on windows. Store owners, church workers and school janitors have had to wash lotion and petroleum jelly off the windows he selects.
"This is the weirdest case I've ever seen," said police Chief Ben McBride. Some residents of Valentine, a town of about 2,650 people, find some humor in the strange vandalism and have taken to calling the perpetrator the "Butt Bandit." But they also can't help but cringe when finding his marks.
"We were completely grossed out," said Kalli Kieborz, who works in a downtown building. "One day I walked into the office and an employee said, 'Oh, my God, we've been struck!'" The only clue is a blurry picture of him caught by a surveillance camera at the middle school last year. The man was 6-feet-tall or slightly taller, and slender. He had a dark complexion, and McBride said the man's dark hair was styled in a "1980s, feathered look."