A Cuyahoga Falls man was cited by police for being naked while flying a kite at the Summit County Fairgrounds where a youth group was gathered.
The man, 82, was cited for disorderly conduct Wednesday afternoon when he was found at the fairgrounds in Tallmadge. Police say the kite-flying incident took place while a youth group was attending horse camp at the East Howe Road site.
Police say fairground workers first received a report of the bald, bespectacled man flying his kite near the old “air field” on the fairgrounds at about 1:40 p.m. A fairgrounds worker drove to the site and saw the man step out of his vehicle “and put on a pair of shorts.” He was wearing nothing else, police said.
When officers arrived, the man was seen “hurriedly packing his car.” He denied being naked, but when asked for his ID, police say he had to go through a pair of pants crumpled on the passenger seat.
Police say the man was rude and agitated but “eventually admitted to being nude at some point while being out in the field.” He was told never to return to the fairgrounds.
The man accepted the ban and told police he would instead go to the old Triple Crown in Munroe Falls to fly his kites.
“He was advised to remained fully clothed when flying his kites,” a police report shows. Officers say they also alerted Munroe Falls police.
The very next morning at 9, police said the man — fully clothed — returned to the fairgrounds, despite the ban.
He explained his presence, telling police he wanted to discuss the previous incident, but also to check out kite-flying spots for his friends. He said he also plans to attend the upcoming Summit County Fair.
The man was issued a citation for criminal trespassing.