A naked man was arrested late Wednesday when an officer reportedly found him after walking around the parking lot of the Ocala Police Department.
Marcus Aaron Taylor, 28, was held on a charge of indecent exposure in public.
A police officer had stopped Taylor at 10:55 p.m. in the department parking lot, 402 S. Pine Ave. Officer Luis Camacho also responded and wrote the official report.
When Camacho asked Taylor why he was not wearing any clothing, Taylor said, “Because I committed a crime.”
Taylor added that the crime was “lewdness” and said he wanted the officer to take him to jail.
There appeared to be a bandage on Taylor’s head and Camacho asked him why it was there. Taylor said it was for “my tumor” and “don’t worry about it, just take me to jail,” according to the report.
Camacho asked Taylor where he had left his clothing, but Taylor refused to say.
Taylor was arrested and taken to the Marion County Jail. He was scheduled to make his first appearance before a judge early Thursday via video link from the jail, but his paperwork was not completed, so the judge told Taylor he would see him on Friday.
There was no evidence of a bandage on Taylor’s head during the brief appearance, and no indication of an injury or recent medical procedure.
Taylor was placed on suicide watch at the jail.