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Naked man breaks into Tenn. gift shop, ends up in storm drain

Lyons Creek Baptist Church in Strawberry Plains, Tenn., where a pastor said he saw a naked man run across the parking lot on Tuesday, August 9, 2011
lyonscreekbaptist.org

(CBS/AP) KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Nothing quite says summer like a naked burglar, does it?

A Knoxville man had nothing to hide and nowhere to hide it when he was pulled from a storm drain Tuesday after a Knox County business was broken into.

Sheriff's deputies went to the Lyons Creek Baptist Church on Tuesday after the pastor reported a man ran naked through the church parking lot and dived into a storm drain.

The Knoxville Volunteer Rescue Squad freed 50-year-old David Bryan Ford from the drain and sheriff's officers said Ford admitted he broke down the door of a gift shop less than a mile away about four hours earlier.

But nothing was taken from the shop, according to The Knoxville News-Sentinel.

Ford was charged with indecent exposure.

And now that Crimesider is reporting it, he's getting some decent exposure, too.