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A young college student was arrested on a charge of indecent exposure after allegedly running naked in the street to overcome his shyness, police in France said.
Chateau-Thierry police have arrested the 26-year-old man, who was not identified, after numerous people called them to report a naked man running in the street.
The student is in college and is studying for a master’s degree.
The student was charged with one count of indecent exposure.
If convicted, the student faces up to year in prison or a fine of up to $17,000. According to the police, the student was running in the streets naked to overcome his shyness.
The student told police that he always suffered from shyness so he followed the advice he read on a website that claims that being naked in public gets rid of the problem.
The student apologized and said that he did not mean to offend anyone.