Several complaints of a naked man on Saturday night led to the arrest of a Norfolk man.

Capt. Mike Bauer with the Norfolk Police Division said calls for service came in at about 10:47 a.m. regarding the man in the area of First Street and Monroe Avenue.

When officers arrived on scene, a man came out of a house at 1910 S. First Street and started to walk toward the street. The man had no clothes on, Bauer said.

Officers had contact with the man and identified him as Derek Pedroza, 27. Pedroza was questioned about drug usage, and he gave officers permission to search his room.

Officers also interviewed witnesses, who advised that Pedroza was clothed the first time they drove by. Witnesses said Pedroza was running toward their vehicle and was cussing and yelling at them, pointing with his hand in the shape of a gun.

The witnesses said they drove by again about 10 minutes later, and Pedroza was completely naked and sitting on a manhole cover at the intersection of First Street and Monroe Avenue.

During contact with Pedroza, he attempted to walk away several times, Bauer said.

Pedroza was arrested for disturbing the peace. He was housed in the Norfolk city jail and later transferred to the Madison County jail.

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