Nude man in van arrested

A 52-year-old man from Washington was arrested following an incident in Wells River yesterday.

Authorities say they were notified of a nude man in a van, exposing himself in a lewd way to people at the fishing access on Route 302, at around 6:30 p.m.

Upon arrival, police say they encountered the nude man, identified as Brian Barnett. Barnett was showing signs of intoxication, and further investigation revealed his van did not have an interlock device though he was required to have one.

He was placed under arrest for the charges of lewd and lasciviousness and transported to the St. Johnsbury State Police barracks for fingerprints and processing. He was released to the custody of NERCF.

Categories: Crime

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  1. Hard to believe that Vermont still has “lewd and lascivious” on the books as a criminal offense, based on what conduct and culture we have seen promoted in our public schools, libraries and in the legislature for the last few years. This perpetrator would be wise to insist he is nonbinary and has an innate desire and need to be a “naturist”.
    He needs to explain that “lewd and lascivious” is an evolving paradigm and that exposing ourselves in public is part of “celebrating our common humanity”.

  2. How could the state of Vermont in good conscience arrest this innocent woman?

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