Naked Man Stops SEPTA Bus

Unidentified man caught on camera stopping traffic under the Market-Frankford El

By Dan Stamm
|  Friday, Jan 25, 2013  |  Updated 9:13 AM EDT
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A wild scene in Kensington. A man stripped down and climbed onto a SEPTA bus. The video was recently posted to Facebook, where it went viral. And it didn't stop there. NBC10's Denise Nakano talked to the man who shot the video on his cell phone.

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A wild scene in Kensington. A man stripped down and climbed onto a SEPTA bus. The video was recently posted to Facebook, where it went viral. And it didn't stop there. NBC10's Denise Nakano talked to the man who shot the video on his cell phone.

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Cell phone video of a naked man literally stopping traffic in the Kensington section of Philadelphia has people wondering who he is and why he was running around in the buff.

The minute-plus long video, which was shot in November but posted to YouTube yesterday,  contains not only the nudity but also profanity. It starts with the unidentified naked man standing on the front bike rack of a SEPTA Route 3 bus stopped under the Market Frankford El near the Tioga stop. The man then puts his boxer shorts on his head and calmly steps off the bumper and away from the bus.

Lou Luciano, a barber at Elvin's Major League Barber Shop, saw the fracas outside and began shooting.

"Do you think I’m going to miss that," Luciano mused.

The video, which had more than 4,000 views, was removed from Facebook at some point Thursday. It then wound up on YouTube. (WARNING: Video is not suitable for work and could be disturbing to some viewers.)

It all seems over until the man notices the cameraman and darts towards Luciano.

"He starts chasing me so I start running," Luciano said.

The naked man eventually stops the chase and begins to walk off.

Police say they eventually took the man into custody but had no information about if he was charged.

Luciano tried to keep the whole thing in perspective.

"Just put reality on the corner on the opposite side of craziness."

 


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