Man seen running naked on the South Side, 2nd naked runner this week

PITTSBURGH — Witnesses told Channel 11 they saw a man running naked in Pittsburgh's South Side neighborhood on Friday.

“I've never seen a naked man in the South Side and I’ve been down here for a while," said Lou D'Ambrosio, manager of Steel Cactus on East Carson Street.

This is the second time in two days a man was seen running naked in Pittsburgh.

“He just went booming right past," said Victoria McWilliams, a server at Steel Cactus.


On Thursday morning, a naked man ran through Downtown Pittsburgh and across the Fort Pitt Bridge. He was later found on Grandview Avenue in Mt. Washington after police said they received a 911 call.

The man seen running on Friday was taken into custody outside the South Side Barber Shop. It was not immediately clear if he was the same man seen running Thursday.

MYSTERY SOLVED? The man seen running naked across Pittsburgh told police he was attacked Downtown. Our breaking update:

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The man told officers he had been assaulted by several men who took his clothes while he was Downtown. He ran from them and ended up on Mt. Washington, he said.

Medics took the man to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Police are still investigating.