Once at the apartment, police found the front door and curtains open, which allowed the officers to see into the entire apartment.
Officials said 42-year-old Elijah Barker then reportedly approached the officers at the door, asking them if he should put on clothes.
In the arrest report, an officer stated, “I advised I would prefer that he did.”
Police talked with Barker regarding his public nudity, to which he said he thought it was “acceptable behavior.”
While talking with police, Barker reportedly said he recently experienced a “spiritual awakening” and thought he could “spread some love” by being naked and waving at people going by, officials said.
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Barker was arrested and booked into the Wayne County Jail, authorities said.
He was charged with a felony count of possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor indecent exposure — appearing in a state of nudity not in a public place but with intent.
According to court records, Barker’s landlord filed an eviction notice in August that required Barker to be out of the apartment by Sept. 5, officials said.
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