Police arrested a 34-year-old man at a New Hampshire Planet Fitness after he allegedly stripped down in front of other patrons then began exercising in the nude, according to the New Hampshire Union Leader.
Eric Stagno was charged with indecent exposure, lewdness and disorderly conduct after police responded to the Plaistow, NH, gym Sunday afternoon.
“The story we got from witnesses was that the guy walked in, stripped down right there in front, left the clothes and belongings at the front desk, walked back and forth across the gym a couple of times and then settled in over at the yoga mats,” Police Capt. Brett Morgan said.
When officers arrived, they say they found the suspect in a nude “yoga-type position.”
“That’s not right at all. Why would you do that? People are uncomfortable, make you uncomfortable. That’s weird,” gym member Tony Nachef told WMUR.
Witnesses told police Stagno’s behavior made them feel “uncomfortable, disgusted, sick and unsafe.”
“The only comment he made was that he thought it was a judgment-free zone, apparently referencing their slogan,” Capt. Morgan told the Union Leader.
“To me, it’s like, ‘What did you smoke before you came to the gym?’ No, I don’t think you should be at the gym naked,” said gym member Kat Lancaster to WMUR.