Several people took photos of a naked man walking the streets of Topeka last week. Many asked why he wasn’t arrested. It turns out walking around naked in Kansas isn’t against the law.
Even Natasha Shamblin, a Topeka resident, was surprised.
“He was butt naked!”
She and others say they saw the man walking along Burlingame Road in Topeka.
“Yeah, the fact that kids could be outside playing, or in their classrooms, he walked past schools, past churches.”
Shawnee County Sheriff Herman Jones says according to state statute, it is legal to walk around naked.
“Unless someone is exposing themselves or a sexual organ to gratify or arouse someone other than themself, it’s really not anything against the law,” said Jones.