Naked Jogger Sentenc..
|POSTED: 7:55 am EST January 28, 2005
UPDATED: 8:00 am EST January 28, 2005
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The naked jogger has met his fate:
a year in jail and a $1,000 fine for running around the
neighborhood at night without his shorts.
Fate Patterson, 39, of West Memphis, Ark., was convicted
Wednesday of indecent exposure, fleeing and resisting
arrest. Municipal Court Judge William P. Rainey sentenced
him to a fully clad year behind bars.
Police had received reports for several months from a
West Memphis neighborhood of a man jogging in the nude
before they arrested Patterson on Jan. 11, an unseasonably
Officers said they saw Patterson jogging bare from the waist
down and ordered him to stop. When he kept running,
officers used a stun gun to pause the pursuit of the pantless
Patterson was supposed to have a mental evaluation, but
Rainey canceled it when Patterson admitted he entered a
Florida woman's home naked two years ago.
"I don't need a mental health evaluation," Rainey said.
"He's not crazy. He knows exactly what he's doing."
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