PSA: Riding your bike on a freeway is illegal in California. So is being naked in public. A man was witnessed nude on Highway 101 Wednesday morning, and California Highway Patrol couldn’t locate him. Here’s video of the bare bicyclist, via the Facebook page “Proud to be from East San Jose”:
There he is, letting it all hang out.
“The hero that East San Jose deserves, but not the one it needs right now,” stated a follow-up post.
And like Batman, this suspect remains a mystery. The California Highway Patrol in San Jose could put neither name nor motive to what happened. For authorities, however, the big deal was safety, not the birthday suit.
“Our main concern is not that he was naked,” CHP spokesman Officer Ross Lee told SFGate in a Thursday report. “The main concern is that he could have been killed riding his bicycle on the freeway or caused a collision.”
He said that “dispatch was getting a lot of calls” about the incident. Witnesses said the stripped suspect was cycling between Story Road and Alum Rock Avenue, riding on both the north- and southbound lanes. He even biked against traffic sometimes, they claimed. Three units searched for him, but couldn’t find him, Lee said.
“We’ve had calls of naked males somewhere on the freeway in the past, but never a naked man on a bicycle,” he said.
CHP said it doesn’t anticipate actively pursuing this matter anymore unless this happens again.
[Proud to be from East San Jose]