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Police ‘Rescue’ Naked Alabama Man Stuck 40 Feet Up In A Tree:

40-year-old Michael Howard Long of Arab, Ala. apparently got pretty bored over the weekend.

Emergency personnel responded to a call Saturday evening of a man stuck approximately four stories up in a tree wearing no clothes. When they arrived on the scene they found Long in the tree, but he wasn’t interested in coming down. As a matter of fact, he had work to do up there and didn’t appreciate police distracting him.

“Basically, all he would tell the officers was he was cleaning the tree up and was going to make it his home,” said Assistant Police Chief Shane Washburn.

After about an hour of negotiations, Long finally agreed to be lowered to the ground in a bucket truck. He was then taken into custody and charge with public lewdness and disorderly conduct. Police said the incident was drug-related, but didn’t elaborate further.

I would’ve guessed alcohol myself.

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  1. John Peabody says:

    I think that I will never see / a naked man who’s up a tree
    And if I do, you’ll hear me shout: / “Drugs ARE involved, there is no doubt!”

  2. C. Clavin says:

    I would’ve guessed alcohol myself.

    I’ve drunk way more than my share of alcohol and I have never once considered climbing a tree whilst naked.
    Just sayin’

  3. John Peabody says:

    Television transmission towers, yes. Trees whilst naked, no.

  4. Neil Hudelson says:

    Must be a transplant from Florida.

  5. Franklin says:

    Showing his solidarity with the kid who went up in the new WTC at night.

  6. OzarkHillbilly says:

    @Franklin: Did you catch the video from the basejumpers who did the WTC? pretty cool stuff.

  7. OzarkHillbilly says:

    @C. Clavin: Having done lots of stuff while both naked and drinking, I wouldn’t put it past me. Come to think of it, I once had sex in a tree, and I wasn’t even drinking!

  8. ernieyeball says:

    @OzarkHillbilly: I once had sex in a tree,..

    Way too much information…

  9. OzarkHillbilly says:

    @ernieyeball: Ahhh, if you only knew… 😉

  10. ernieyeball says:

    @OzarkHillbilly: It was an Apple tree and her name was Eve.

  11. MstrB says:

    Was he yelling “WAR EAGLE!”?

  12. John Peabody says:

    Come to think of it, Alan Arkin did this in “Catch-22”.

  13. C. Clavin says:

    I guess Santorum was right…first gay marriage…next thing you know people are having sex with trees.