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Greensburg cops: Nude pedestrian told officer he was drinking

Paul Peirce
| Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, 2:21 p.m.

It didn’t take long for Greensburg cops to locate a nude pedestrian after receiving a complaint Friday.

City police allege that David Dreistadt, 53, of Greensburg was walking naked along Main Street downtown about 10:30 p.m., according to a complaint filed before District Judge Chris Flanigan. Dreistadt was arrested on 400 block of South Main Street in the vicinity of West 4th Street, which is on the same block as the police station.

Patrolman Justin Scalzo said he was in the process of getting into his patrol car in the police station parking lot when a female driver pulled in and said there was a nude man walking north along Main Street. Scalzo said he pulled on to Main Street and quickly spotted Dreistadt.

“There were multiple people walking near the 400 block of South Main Street that were alarmed by Dreistadt’s behavior,” Scalzo wrote in court papers.

Scalzo said when he approached Dreistadt, he began to walk away. Scalzo grabbed Dreistadt by his left arm and placed him under arrest.

At the police station, Dreistadt told police he had been “consuming an unknown amount of alcoholic beverages during the evening,” Scalzo said.

Dreistadt is charged with indecent exposure, open lewdness, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. He was served the complaint via mailed summons, according to online court records.

Paul Peirce is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Paul at 724-850-2860, ppeirce@tribweb.com or via Twitter @ppeirce_trib.

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