Man seen walking naked down Round Rock’s Main Street taken to hospital


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A nude man found walking down Round Rock’s Main Street on Thursday was taken to a hospital, police said.

Restaurant owner said she and her lunchtime customers saw the naked man standing on top of a van.

Round Rock police helped paramedics detain a man Thursday afternoon after he was seen walking down the sidewalk naked on Main Street. No charges are expected, said Nick Olivier, a police spokesman.

The man, whose name was not released, was taken to a hospital because of concerns about his mental health, Olivier said..

Police were notified around 11:57 a.m. Thursday about the man. His lack of clothing caught the attention of several customers eating lunch Thursday at Recuerdos Tex-Mex restaurant at 109 W. Main Street, Mary Abeita, the restaurant’s owner, said Friday.

Abeita said she and her patrons saw the man standing nude on top of a van parked across the street from her restaurant. He got off the van and started walking up and down the sidewalk in front of the eatery, she said.

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“People were shocked,” she said. “It was so cold.”

She said she was concerned the man was mentally disturbed. He got back in his van and put on a T-shirt and underwear before police arrived, she said.

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