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Mich. Man Jogged Nude to 'Feel Alive'

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July 13, 2007

Mich. Man Jogged Nude to 'Feel Alive'

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Filed at 9:12 p.m. ET

DETROIT (AP) -- A man who was sentenced to 30 days in jail for taking his daily run while wearing only a stocking cap, gloves and reflective tape said that the nude jogging made him ''feel alive,'' according to police.

Russell Rotta, 49, told police that he had been running naked since he was a teenager and that he generally woke up each day around 4 a.m. to conceal the activity from his wife.

Rotta reported running in the nude six miles a day every day, weather permitting.

''That is the one wild, crazy thing that I do that makes me feel alive,'' police quoted him as saying.

Rotta pleaded guilty to a charge of indecent exposure May 22 in Jackson County district court. Judge Joseph Filip sentenced him Tuesday to 24 months probation and $1,500 in fines and court costs.

Rotta was arrested early April 4 after a caller reported seeing a naked man running in the southbound lane of U.S. Highway 127 in Blackman Township, about 70 miles west of Detroit.

In the police report, the responding officer wrote that he recalled several reports over the years of a naked man running in the area. The officer said he spotted Rotta by his shoe reflectors as he attempted to cross a road.

Rotta told police he didn't indulge his habit to disturb anyone or receive sexual gratification. He said he generally confined his running to open fields and wooded areas away from roads.

He wore reflective tape around his arms, ankles, waist and thighs to avoid being hit when he crossed roads, the police report said.

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July 13, 2007

Mich. Man Jogged Nude to 'Feel Alive'

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Filed at 9:12 p.m. ET

DETROIT (AP) -- A man who was sentenced to 30 days in jail for taking his daily run while wearing only a stocking cap, gloves and reflective tape said that the nude jogging made him ''feel alive,'' according to police.

Russell Rotta, 49, told police that he had been running naked since he was a teenager and that he generally woke up each day around 4 a.m. to conceal the activity from his wife.

Rotta reported running in the nude six miles a day every day, weather permitting.

''That is the one wild, crazy thing that I do that makes me feel alive,'' police quoted him as saying.

Rotta pleaded guilty to a charge of indecent exposure May 22 in Jackson County district court. Judge Joseph Filip sentenced him Tuesday to 24 months probation and $1,500 in fines and court costs.

Rotta was arrested early April 4 after a caller reported seeing a naked man running in the southbound lane of U.S. Highway 127 in Blackman Township, about 70 miles west of Detroit.

In the police report, the responding officer wrote that he recalled several reports over the years of a naked man running in the area. The officer said he spotted Rotta by his shoe reflectors as he attempted to cross a road.

Rotta told police he didn't indulge his habit to disturb anyone or receive sexual gratification. He said he generally confined his running to open fields and wooded areas away from roads.

He wore reflective tape around his arms, ankles, waist and thighs to avoid being hit when he crossed roads, the police report said.

while very soberly jogging in 10 below zero temps a few years ago, the seat of the venerable aloc's running suit was removed by a hungry german shepherd, so aloc trotted for another couple miles or so in a seminude state. fortunately, none of aloc's hide was torn away by frostbite or canine teeth. aloc was not accosted, however, by officers of the law.

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Reflective tape on body parts is common in Michigan. Just don't cover the duct tape.

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it was Chuck wasn't it?

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I like how it lists the city as Detroit, and then later says he was on US 127, 70 miles from Detroit (in other words, absolutely nowhere near Detroit).

I guess Detroit is the only city people know in Michigan.

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Where's Michigan? Is it in the States?

:w

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Running naked in Michigan looks like an appropriate mataphor, or a singular form of protest, for the economic situation of the State after the Big Three collapsed.

Edited by porcy62

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I thought that was normal in Michigan.....

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This just in...Keith Jarrett says he jogs nude to 'feel alive'.

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This just in...Keith Jarrett says he jogs nude to 'feel alive'.

"Every time I jog nude it should be an historic occassion for you."

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This just in...Keith Jarrett says he jogs nude to 'feel alive'.

"Every time I jog nude it should be an historic occassion for you."

"And no photos! What's wrong with this city?"

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Maybe it has something to do with being sandwiched between two great lakes.

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Maybe it has something to do with being sandwiched between two great lakes.

Lakes Peacock & DeJohnette?

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I like how it lists the city as Detroit, and then later says he was on US 127, 70 miles from Detroit (in other words, absolutely nowhere near Detroit).

I guess Detroit is the only city people know in Michigan.

It doesn't list the city as Detroit. The AP story was filed in Detroit, but it never identifies him running in Detroit. That's all the city label before AP means at the start - that the story was filed there.

That said, I'm surprised more people don't jog nude.

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That said, I'm surprised more people don't jog nude.

Yeah, I'll just step out the door and run past Rahway State Prison.

Edited by 7/4

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I like how it lists the city as Detroit, and then later says he was on US 127, 70 miles from Detroit (in other words, absolutely nowhere near Detroit).

I guess Detroit is the only city people know in Michigan.

It doesn't list the city as Detroit. The AP story was filed in Detroit, but it never identifies him running in Detroit. That's all the city label before AP means at the start - that the story was filed there.

That said, I'm surprised more people don't jog nude.

It might be a growing fad. This is the second case I've heard of this year.

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BTW did you ever try jogging naked? I had some problems of rock'n roll downstairs.

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That's the reason I'd never try it. :ph34r:

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That said, I'm surprised more people don't jog nude.

Yeah, I'll just step out the door and run past Rahway State Prison.

:rofl:

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That said, I'm surprised more people don't jog nude.

Yeah, I'll just step out the door and run past Rahway State Prison.

:rofl:

It's really just down the street too. Really!

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You could wear a headband and play Greek runner.

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Feel alive? That guy only feels alive when his schlong is banging against his thighs???? :crazy:

Edited by mikeweil

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Feel alive? That guy only feels alive when his schlong is banging against his thighs???? :crazy:

bumpity-bumpity-bumpity-bumpity...

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Maybe his undies are too tight, and jogging while clothed makes him feel like he's dying.

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