Hikers report naked runner
May 19, 2012
EMMA – Two hikers reported a naked man running on Nancy’s Path in the Emma area on Thursday, according to a Pitkin County ranger.
When the man saw the hikers, he reportedly jumped into the bushes and emerged wearing a pair of shorts. He apologized profusely, according to the incident report taken by the county Sheriff’s Office and forwarded to open space ranger John Armstrong.
Nancy’s Path is a trail easement granted to Pitkin County Open Space and Trails that accesses the area known as the Crown from near the intersection of Emma Road and Hooks Lane.
The man was described as in his 50s, very fit, about 5 feet, 6 inches tall, with gray hair and blue eyes. Both of his nipples are pierced.
“We certainly have his description. We’ll be on the lookout,” Armstrong said.
Though the man was apologetic and dressed quickly, such behavior is disconcerting to others. “People feel unsafe,” Armstrong said.
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The two hikers were reportedly a man and woman from Carbondale.
The description of the man, Armstrong said, does not match the description of a naked man seen previously on trails in the Carbondale area.