Police: Naked Saugerties man desecrates American flag

On May 18, at 6:34 a.m., Saugerties Police responded to the area of Market Street after receiving several calls for a reported naked man running down the street. Upon arrival, police said, officers located Daniel P. Stoltzfus, 30, of  East Bridge St. Stoltzfus, according to police, was naked and had removed an American flag off a flagpole from a residence on Market Street. Stoltzfus was observed spitting on the flag and wiping his buttocks with the flag, police said.

Stoltzfus was taken into custody by police and transported to the Kingston Hospital for psychiatric evaluation. Criminal charges against Stoltzfus for alleged petit larceny, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct are pending, police said.

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