Police respond to reports of naked man on Market Street


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police responded to Market Street earlier this afternoon after reports of a naked man walking on the street, possibly involved in a crash with a vehicle.

A WPD spokeswoman said they got a call around 12:17 p.m. of a man running toward Market Street from Darlington Avenue. The caller told dispatchers the man was making lewd gestures. Police said they received another call in reference to an accident between a pedestrian and a vehicle, but police said it’s unclear if the man was hit.

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Officers and an EMS unit arrived on scene at the Walgreens on Market St., and police said the man was detained. They said he was taken by EMS for treatment but didn’t specify injuries.