Early Friday morning in Hoboken, a naked man ran after a stranger walking the city streets, and was apprehended by police. In front of police headquarters the man was seen running around at 6:21 am. As police took hold of him he reached for their duty belt and tried grabbing their guns. Sergeant Steven Aguiar, Sergeant Corrado Allegretta, and Police Officer Nicholas Detrizio finally got the man, Kevin Franco to the ground and arrested him. Mr. Franco, a 22 year old man from Elmhurst, New York was brought to Hoboken University Medical Center for medical treatment, and later charged with lewdness, disorderly conduct, and disarming a Police Officer. He is being held in the Hudson County jail and police did not have any information regarding his mental state or if he was under the influence of drugs.
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N.J.S.A. 2C:14-4 is Lewdness and a person if found guilty it is a crime of 4th degree. It involve exposing oneself in front of others for the purpose of self gratification or others. It is punishable by a New Jersey State Prison sentence of up to 18 months.
N.J.S.A. 2C:12-11 is Disarming a Police Officer, it is a crime of either the 1st or 2nd degree. It becomes a crime of 1st degree if the offender fires or discharges the firearm, the offender uses the firearm to threat the officer or any other person, or the officer or other person suffers serious bodily harm. It is a crime of the 2nd degree if the offender attempts or takes the weapon and exhibit unauthorized control over that weapon while the Police Officer is exhibiting his authority and acting in his duties. A crime of the 2nd degree has a prison sentence of 5 to 10 years, and a crime of the 1st degree has a prison sentence of 10 to 20 years.
N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2 is Disorderly Conduct, it involves engaging in fighting or threatening, or creating a hazardous situation with no just cause. The use of obscene offensive language in public with the intent to cause a disturbance. It is punishable by up to 3 months in county jail.