Naked man arrested at Wal-mart
By Tisa Smart Washington
Man was looking for a Mixed Martial Arts fight
770-787-6397, ext. 25
POSTED Jan. 6, 2009 8:06 p.m.
Officers with the Covington Police Department arrested a nude man looking for a fight Sunday at the Wal-Mart on Industrial Boulevard.
According to the incident report, Jeffrey Pickett said he wanted to be a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter and was looking for someone to battle. MMA fighters utilize martial arts techniques from several disciplines during combat.
Pickett said he wanted to practice his tap outs, which is used by a fighter to signal he no longer wishes to continue fighting. The move is usually done once an opponent had been forced into submission.
Pickett, who undressed in parking lot, said he knew he could find someone to fight with if he were nude.
Witnesses in the parking lot said they saw him standing outside his vehicle in the nude and that he jumped in the car when officers arrived. Officers saw him putting his shorts on when they arrived.
Pickett was arrested and transported to the Newton County Jail, where he was charged with indecent exposure.