Nude Man Arrested at Wal-Mart

January 8, 2009

A man from small town Covington, GA apparently got confused earlier this week as he was looking for his local MMA gym to "practice his tap outs" and ended up outside a Wal-Mart looking for a fight in the parking lot... nude. Reportedly, he stripped off his Sunday best and stood around the lot looking for passers by who were interested in some wrassstlin, au naturel. When asked why he wasn't wearing any pants, the response was simple, he knew he could find a fight if he were naked. Seemingly solid logic, I just have to wonder what the plan was once the fight hit ground, and by ground of course I mean hot, coarse, broken glass-covered pavement of the parking lot. Yikes!

From the Covington News:

By Tisa Smart Washington
Covington News
Jan. 6, 2009

Officers with the Covington Police Department arrested a nude man looking for a fight Sunday at the Wal-Mart on Industrial Boulevard.

According to the incident report, Jeffrey Pickett said he wanted to be a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter and was looking for someone to battle. MMA fighters utilize martial arts techniques from several disciplines during combat.

Pickett said he wanted to practice his tap outs, which is used by a fighter to signal he no longer wishes to continue fighting. The move is usually done once an opponent had been forced into submission.

Pickett, who undressed in parking lot, said he knew he could find someone to fight with if he were nude.

Witnesses in the parking lot said they saw him standing outside his vehicle in the nude and that he jumped in the car when officers arrived. Officers saw him putting his shorts on when they arrived.

Pickett was arrested and transported to the Newton County Jail, where he was charged with indecent exposure.