Naked Man Walks into Walmart, Steals Socks: Police

A man walked into a Philadelphia-area store and put on a pair of stolen socks.

By Teresa Masterson
|  Friday, Feb 17, 2012  |  Updated 4:09 AM CDT
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Verdon Lamont Taylor was arrested after allegedly walking around an Exton, Pa. Walmart naked. Surveillance video later revealed that Taylor stole socks from the store, police say.

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Verdon Lamont Taylor was arrested after allegedly walking around an Exton, Pa. Walmart naked. Surveillance video later revealed that Taylor stole socks from the store, police say.

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A man was arrested after he was seen walking around an Exton, Pa., Walmart wearing nothing but socks. It was later discovered that the only apparel the man had on was stolen from the store, police say.

Employees at Walmart called police at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, saying that there was a naked man walking around the store, authorities say.

When police arrived they found 32-year-old Verdon Lamont Taylor in the store wearing only socks, police say. When Taylor would not comply with officers, the 6-feet, 4-inch tall, 300-pound man was tasered and taken into custody. Taylor proceeded to spit in an officer’s face, police say.

Upon viewing surveillance video, police learned that Taylor walked into the store completely naked and walked straight to the customer service counter, stole a pair of socks there and put them on his feet.

The video also shows shoppers avoiding Taylor as he proceeded to walk through the store.

Taylor, who lives on the 100 block of East Church Street in Downingtown, Pa., was arraigned on charges of indecent exposure, aggravated assault, simple assault, retail theft, receiving stolen property and disorderly conduct.

He is being held at Chester County Prison on $50,000 cash bail.

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