Do you have adblock enabled?
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(AZ Family)   In Phoenix the cops will lock you up for a lot reasons. But apparently praying naked in an open field at 5:30 in the morning is not one of them   (azfamily.com ) divider line
    More: Strange, BMX, search dogs, BMX biker, Michael Histand  
•       •       •

2918 clicks; posted to Main » on 29 May 2013 at 9:28 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



22 Comments     (+0 »)
 
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2013-05-29 09:34:54 AM  
Freedom of religion, man!
 
2013-05-29 09:35:12 AM  
Wtf? you find a guy who is naked in a field, obviously altered by drugs or mental illness, and you just LEAVE him there? Really?

/Thats some fine police work there Lou.
 
2013-05-29 09:37:28 AM  
of


Oh there it is !
 
2013-05-29 09:37:37 AM  

Bit'O'Gristle: Wtf? you find a guy who is naked in a field, obviously altered by drugs or mental illness, and you just LEAVE him there? Really?

/Thats some fine police work there Lou.


FTFA:
"Five thirty in the morning, no clothes on, praying in the middle of the field," Michael Histand described.

Police made sure Brian was OK and let him go.
 
2013-05-29 09:38:54 AM  
"We've walked into the mountains, searched these mountains," Miller explained. "We've been looking for shoe prints."

Hey Lou, if he's naked you probably should look for footprints.
 
2013-05-29 09:45:13 AM  

meanmutton: Bit'O'Gristle: Wtf? you find a guy who is naked in a field, obviously altered by drugs or mental illness, and you just LEAVE him there? Really?

/Thats some fine police work there Lou.

FTFA:
"Five thirty in the morning, no clothes on, praying in the middle of the field," Michael Histand described.

Police made sure Brian was OK and let him go.


When does praying in a field in the stark ever make you OK?
 
2013-05-29 09:49:31 AM  
the headline needs lots of 'of's.
 
2013-05-29 09:50:08 AM  

boarch: meanmutton: Bit'O'Gristle: Wtf? you find a guy who is naked in a field, obviously altered by drugs or mental illness, and you just LEAVE him there? Really?

/Thats some fine police work there Lou.

FTFA:
"Five thirty in the morning, no clothes on, praying in the middle of the field," Michael Histand described.

Police made sure Brian was OK and let him go.

When does praying in a field in the stark ever make you OK?


Don't judge me.
 
2013-05-29 09:51:36 AM  

boarch: meanmutton: Bit'O'Gristle: Wtf? you find a guy who is naked in a field, obviously altered by drugs or mental illness, and you just LEAVE him there? Really?

/Thats some fine police work there Lou.

FTFA:
"Five thirty in the morning, no clothes on, praying in the middle of the field," Michael Histand described.

Police made sure Brian was OK and let him go.

When does praying in a field in the stark ever make you OK?


I see your point, but imagine if you come across this as a cop. Consider:
1. Likely not in the database for past issues
2. He may have had a perfectly lucid conversation with the police
3. He's praying, which changes the context morally and legally. It's not like he was doing p90x, he was engaging in protected acts.

You basically have to weigh all this against him being naked. I imagine the officer checked with their supervisor on this one and erred on the side of freedom.
 
2013-05-29 10:03:20 AM  
I hope he brought his good multi-tool.
 
2013-05-29 10:17:02 AM  
If he was Mexican they would have carted him in

\\\also a lot of places to disappear around South Mountain .... as in holes to fall in
 
2013-05-29 10:22:44 AM  
So I assume this protected naked praying was what was going on in that 7000 post thread last weekend?
 
2013-05-29 10:23:25 AM  
FTA: "A Facebook page has been created to help with the search."

Someone let me know how that works (or not) in this case, would ya?

/proud Farker (not FBer).
 
2013-05-29 10:36:15 AM  
Sweet. I'm flying to Phoenix in a couple weeks. Now I know how to get my public nakedness on without being harassed.
 
2013-05-29 11:08:50 AM  
A cop acts like a decent human being and some people get mad.

/They really can't win.
 
2013-05-29 11:15:19 AM  
OutsmartBullet:
You basically have to weigh all this against him being naked. I imagine the officer checked with their supervisor on this one and erred on the side of freedom.

Rare, these days, erring on the side of freedom. Where's the "HERO" tag?
 
2013-05-29 11:16:08 AM  

Enemabag Jones: A cop acts like a decent human being and some people get mad.

/They really can't win.


So this.
 
2013-05-29 11:39:23 AM  
Beltane
 
2013-05-29 12:19:20 PM  

OutsmartBullet: 2. He may have had a perfectly lucid conversation with the police


I've seen that.  Previous 10 minutes completely psychotic ranting, cops show up, totally rational, cops leave back to ranting.  Also cops deal a lot with people that are 'off' but otherwise no danger to themselves or anyone else.
 
2013-05-29 03:58:56 PM  
Yeah, I've figuratively beat up on cops in the past for basically acting like a bunch of thugs.

In this case, it sounds like the officer did exactly the right thing. Even more kudos because this kid was doing something more than a little strange.

The police are not responsible for ensuring your physical safety.
 
2013-05-29 04:27:18 PM  
South Mountain Park is *not* a good place to get lost in.  It can be very, very harsh.

To start with, it is the largest city park in the US.  "South Mountain Park preserves in a natural state a mountainous area of 16,283 acres (65.89 km2) or approximately 25.5 sq mi (66 km2) of native desert vegetation.

I suspect they will find his body under a mesquite tree.  This time of year, without a lot of water, the place is a death trap.
 
2013-05-29 05:18:01 PM  
5:30 a.m. is shortly before Dunkin Donuts opening time.
 
Displayed 22 of 22 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter






In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report