News short: Naked man arrested by police

ST. GEORGE – Police responded Friday afternoon to reports of an allegedly naked man in front of a business on 500 East in St. George.

A naked individual was seen in front of Desert Rose Floral, 70 North 500 East, urinating in front of a tree, St. George Police Sgt. Sam Despain said.

Officers responded to the scene and encountered the unclothed man, identified as 50-year-old Bruce Stucki, and took him into custody.

“We believe alcohol was a factor in this incident,” Despain said.

Stucki faces potential charges of lewdness and public intoxication in relation to the incident.

As of 5:55 p.m., charges had not yet been filed against Stucki, according to bookings information from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

Ed. Note: The address of the incident has been corrected.

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  • My Evil Twin September 5, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    “70 North 500 South, ” Now that would be a very hard address to find. Even in St. George.

    • Avatar photo Mori Kessler September 5, 2014 at 8:07 pm

      Correct. The error has been fixed. If I ever give you directions in person, I recommend getting a second opinion.

  • Bender September 5, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    Not THAT Bruce Stucki. Another, more free wheeling Bruce Stucki.

  • Q September 5, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    A quick web search shows the address of Desert Rose Floral to be 70 North 500 East.

  • me September 5, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    but it still says 500 South and later 500 East…oopsies.

    • Avatar photo Mori Kessler September 5, 2014 at 9:24 pm

      I’m starting to think I should give relative locations by landmarks. It might be safer than my attempts to put actual addresses in print.

      We do strive to get things accurate, but as this cases illustrates, it doesn’t always happen the first time around.

      • Dana September 6, 2014 at 5:08 am

        Mori, just point in the general vicinity.

      • My Evil Twin September 6, 2014 at 2:11 pm

        I suppose you could use GPS coordinates! 😉 Hey man, we all have those days, sometimes. . .

  • bobber September 5, 2014 at 9:59 pm


    • bobber September 5, 2014 at 10:01 pm


    • Frank September 6, 2014 at 10:49 am

      Bobber, the sheep are okay over in Hurricane unless you visit. Does your name have anything to do with fondness of farm animals?

      • tired of Bobber September 6, 2014 at 1:03 pm

        Yea farmer Brown caught him so he can’t go back to Hurricane and Cedar city
        Miss his “friends”

  • john September 6, 2014 at 1:31 am

    Glad to see they just arrested him and didnt shoot him

    • joanna September 6, 2014 at 8:12 am

      Well, the suspect was waving around his lil’ shooter, so you couldn’t blame them if they did.

  • joanna September 6, 2014 at 8:16 am

    Ohhh, I just noticed this is a “News Short”. Very sneaky, Mori. We see what you did there…

  • Dude September 6, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    He’s just another Dixie guy showing off his gun

  • Zonkerb September 6, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    Bobber was out drinking eh.?

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