Naked violinist arrested outside Portland court

Matthew Thomas Mglej, May 23, 2014 (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office)
Matthew Thomas Mglej, May 23, 2014 (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — A naked violinist was arrested in front of the US Courthouse in downtown Portland Friday afternoon after police received many complaints.

The man, identified by police as Matthew Thomas Mglej, was arrested for indecent exposure. Authorities said they are not sure if that is his actual last name.

The 25-year-old was playing his violin outside the courthouse at SW 3rd and Salmon. Before arresting him, police said they told him he would be arrested if they received more complaints.

They did and he was.

Mglej refuse to walk with the officers, who then carried him and put him into the patrol car for the trip to jail.

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