A naked man wedged inside a clear fiberglass box was arrested after being dropped off at the lavish Met Gala red carpet Monday night in an apparent stunt, police say.
The 41-year-old man, who told police he was a Russian artist, was brought to the Metropolitan Museum of Art on the Upper East Side at about 8:30 p.m., The Daily News first reported.
He was inside a box covered in a white sheet, and was dropped off in a restricted area by an unknown vehicle, which initially caused some alarm, police said.
When they found the 6-foot-2 man squeezed in the box, officers demanded he step out of the box but he refused, according to police.
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Firefighters were forced to cut open the box, and police quickly arrested him.
The artist, Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich, is facing charges of public lewdness, obstructing governmental administration, criminal trespass and disorderly conduct.