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July 13, 2011

Naked Man Arrested After Swimming Near JFK Airport Fuel Farm

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By: Matt Molnar
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A nude swimmer who wasn’t a turtle washed up on shore at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on Tuesday.

The suspect was not a turtle

The suspect was not a turtle

A man was arrested and held for psychiatric evaluation after being found swimming near a fuel farm at the airport.

The Port Authority says the man was spotted by a police patrol Tuesday morning. He proceeded to head for dry ground and run toward the fuel tanks, though did not enter a restricted area before being caught near a dock.

He was charged with criminal trespass, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.