Police detain naked man at downtown Knoxville hot spot

Police detain naked man at downtown Knoxville hot spot


KNOXVILLE (AP) - A downtown Knoxville hot spot got a bit more interesting when multiple people reported a naked man walking through the area.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that 26-year-old Kevin Coffman stripped his clothes off as he approached the Market Square area.

Police Lt. Keith DeBow says Coffman told officers he thought he had snakes in his pants and pain in his legs. Officers gathered Coffman's clothes, then detained him.

Coffman was taken to St. Mary's Medical Center for evaluation.

DeBow said the police don't receive many calls of this nature, especially on Market Square.

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